Department of Chemistry



Tenure-Track Position #2- Grinnell College

GRINNELL COLLEGE – Biology Department (Biochemistry)- TENURE-TRACK POSITION (START FALL 2017)

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biochemistry beginning Fall 2017. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) with post-doctoral experience preferred. Successful candidates will teach in Grinnell’s innovative, research centered undergraduate biology curriculum and develop an active research program involving undergraduates. The teaching schedule will include at least 1.5 course equivalents of Introduction to Biological Chemistry, along with courses at other levels of the biology curriculum relating to the candidate’s specialty, including an advanced biology elective that can also count as an elective toward the biological chemistry major.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility.  In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 14, 2016. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of research interests, and provide email addresses for three references. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Elaine Marzluff, at [] or 641-269-3172.


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Elaine Marzluff

Professor of Chemistry