Department of Chemistry



Biochemistry - St Cloud State University

Position Available:                 Assistant/Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Tenure-track,
nine-month* appointment

Salary:                                     Dependent upon academic qualifications and experience

Date of Appointment:              August 17, 2016
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at St.
Cloud State University has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor
of Biochemistry. The program has 13 full-time faculty positions and offers an American Chemical
Society approved program. The department is well equipped with major instrumentation and research
facilities, including cell and molecular biology accommodations housed in the new Integrated
Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). More information about the College, the
Department, and ISELF can be found at,, and

Primary duties include teaching introductory and advanced courses in biochemistry, and introductory
chemistry courses. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in an environment of innovation
and collaboration that is focused on students, including undergraduate student research and
academic advising.  In order to be considered for tenure and promotion, the successful candidate
will demonstrate the ability to: teach effectively and/or perform effectively in other assignments,
produce a record scholarly or creative achievement or research, participate in continuing
preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the
university and community (IFO Article 22, Section B).

Qualifications and Experience:

•   Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
•   Evidence of the ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Preferred:
•     Teaching experience in general chemistry and biochemistry and/or post-graduate experience in
biochemistry/molecular biology is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who can
contribute to curricular and scholarly collaboration between the biochemistry and molecular biology
programs at SCSU. The new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) represents
a great venue for such partnership.

Application Procedures
& Deadlines:

To apply for this position use the website: (click “Apply” within this posting to
complete application)
The completed application must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae/resume
• Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
• Copies of transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
• Description of proposed research involving undergraduate students
• Statement of teaching philosophy

Contact Information: E-mail:
For best consideration, please apply by March 2, 2016; position is open until filled. Materials
received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give
a seminar on their research and teach an undergraduate-level course during the interview process.
Official transcripts will be required from the finalists at the time of interview.

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter
Faculty Organization, which can be found at:
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To
promote this endeavor, we invite
individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons
with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with
regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as
a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Ellyn Bartges. For additional information,
contact the Office of Equity & Affirmative Action, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.
St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System.