Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Minnesota State University

Moorhead, MN

Job posting number: #7063188

Posted: January 21, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
•Teach 12 contact hours per semester.

•Provide quality instruction in courses for majors and non-majors.

•Engage in research and scholarly activities consistent with the goals of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment.

•Academic advising and contributions to the department/university/community/profession.

•Continued preparation and study in field of expertise.

•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
​•​MS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field completed by date of appointment.​

•Ability to teach Biochemistry I and II and Biochemistry lab.

•Ability to teach an advanced biochemistry techniques topics course.

•Ability to contribute to the Biochemistry and Biotechnology program.

•Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns.

•Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
•Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field completed by date of appointment.

•Ability to mentor student research experiences.

•Ability to contribute to online chemistry course initiatives, including teaching Biochemistry I online.

•Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

•Evidence of excellence in online teaching.

•Ability to teach Molecular Biophysical Chemistry.

•Experience with microbiology, organic chemistry, and/or analytical chemistry.

•Ability to teach general chemistry labs, including an interdisciplinary research-based general chemistry lab.

•Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the level of experience.

Other Requirements
To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts from all degree granting institutions, statement of teaching philosophy, 1-3 professional letters of recommendation, and names/contact information for 3 professional references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.


In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.

Our Core Values (How do we behave?)
• Grit
We are “scrappy” and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them.
We have the courage to do what’s right.
• Humility
We’re all on the same team and everyone’s role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously.
• Heart
We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.

Aspirational Value (We commit to making this as pervasive as our core values)
Diversity and inclusion of people and ideas

“Permission to Play” Values (These are the expectations of membership in our academic community)
Integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions

Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)
We will succeed by:
• Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students’ return on their investment;
• Embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university; and
• Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding region.


Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.
• 74 undergraduate majors (70 emphases/options)
• 11 pre-professional programs
• 12 graduate degrees (21 emphasis areas)
• 28 graduate and undergraduate certificates
• 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation

MSUM enrolls 5,664 students from 36 states and 61 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.

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