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University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 22, 2023

The Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa seeks candidates for the position of Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent academic leader with a strong record of achievement in research, education, and mentorship. The UI Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has a distinguished research and teaching faculty, and a nationally recognized research program, with outstanding faculty who are national and international leaders in their respective research areas. The department encompasses a diverse set of research programs spanning mechanisms of DNA repair, Gene Expression, Protein Trafficking, Signal Transduction, and Molecular Dynamics, Metabolism and Cellular Organization. Strong core facilities for protein crystallography, NMR, and single-molecule biochemistry underpin the research of the department. The department supports the training of medical students, educators, and researchers through its long-standing PhD graduate program, and the department serves as a home for undergraduate majors in Biochemistry. 

The search committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and/or biosketch, as well as a cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest in the position, as well as the attributes and qualifications making them suitable for the role. Cover letters including statements on administration experience, teaching philosophy, faculty mentorship, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged. Confidential inquires regarding this position can be addressed to the search committee chair.

To apply for this position, visit our website at 

(Requisition #074746)

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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