Assistant Professor - Biochemistry Department

Midwestern University - Glendale, AZ
Glendale, Arizona
Competitive salary and benefit package.
September 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biochemistry at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, available in 2019/2020 academic year.  The 12-month position is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package, fully funded by the institution.  Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching of future healthcare professionals. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. 

The successful candidate will participate in team-taught courses for osteopathic medical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, and health science students in Biochemistry and related topics that may include cell biology, human genetics, metabolism, molecular biology and nutrition. Candidates with expertise in the fields of nutrition and/or cellular metabolism are especially encouraged to apply, but candidates with research strengths in any other areas of biochemistry will also be considered. This position involves a significant amount of teaching with highly motivated students, but also offers the opportunity to develop a strong research program or to engage in other scholarly activities.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain an independent research program with the potential for attracting extramural funding.  Midwestern University has an active research community with diverse interests that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research. A start-up package, office and research space, core facilities, and technical support will be provided.

Qualified and interested applicants should apply online at The following application materials must be submitted in PDF format:
1. Cover letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Statement of research interests describing future research plans
5. Contact information for three references

The search committee will begin the review of applications on October 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jose Hernandez, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biochemistry at

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and postgraduate education for students in the health sciences. Please visit our website at for more information about our campus and programs.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).