The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biochemistry or Bioinorganic Chemistry, for academic year 2021-22. Applicants with a special focus on spectroscopic investigation of metalloproteins are preferred to complement the department's existing research strengths in enzyme and protein chemistry, but other areas of biochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry will be considered. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., and ACS-approved BS degrees. For more details about the department, visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The selected candidate will be expected to maintain an internationally competitive, externally funded research program and participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching. Candidates will contribute to teaching the biochemistry and/or inorganic chemistry portions of the curriculum (based on the candidate's preference and expertise). In addition to teaching and pursuing their own scholarship, candidates are also expected to involve undergraduate students in research and to engage in service for the department, college, and university.
Evidence of significant scholarly activity in both the prior doctoral and postdoctoral positions is preferred. Preference also will be given to candidates whose research record and interests focus on fundamental aspects of biochemistry or bioinorganic chemistry. Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry and have completed at least one postdoctoral appointment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for classroom instructional excellence and a strong ethic of student mentorship or provide evidence of such capacities. In addition, candidates also must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
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About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.