Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemistry

Lawrence, Kansas
Competitive salary and start-up package
September 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemistry
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas

The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor in the area of Biochemistry.  Candidates are expected to develop an internationally visible, rigorous, and well-funded research program and to effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences ( is a multi-disciplinary and highly interactive research environment that includes 30 faculty members. The University of Kansas has a diverse repertoire of excellent core facilities ( to support and facilitate research programs.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 a short drive from Kansas City and the KU Medical Center.                                                  

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in the chemical or biological sciences and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program, and those at the Associate level must have extramural funding (as PI or MPI) with clear potential for continuance. Minorities, women, veterans and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically under-represented minorities.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to:  A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current research achievements and future research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Audrey Lamb,

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

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