Professor of Biochemistry

University of Chicago

United States

Professor of Biochemistry


The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for an open rank Instructional Professor position in biochemistry.  This is a full-time teaching position beginning on or after September 1, 2024.  The appointment will be for an initial term of at least two years with reappointment and progression possible following review.


Responsibilities include teaching 6 undergraduate biochemistry and general biological science courses or lab course equivalents.  Some courses include both lecture and lab components, and some are taught in partnership with university faculty.  Therefore, the Instructional Professor must be able to teach a course independently and function well as a member of a teaching team in both a lecture and laboratory teaching setting.  Additional duties include hiring, training, and supervising teaching assistants, and a laboratory technician.  Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development.



Applicants must have a PhD in Biochemistry or a related field in hand before the start date and at least one year of teaching university-level lecture and/or laboratory courses.


Application Instructions


To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at upload the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement which should include information about the candidate’s teaching philosophy and goals; 4) a sample course syllabus; 5) course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance; 6) the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references whose letters of recommendation may be solicited


Review of applications will begin on June 5, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.


The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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