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Faculty Visitor Positions in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Wesleyan University


The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry invites applications for faculty visitors to teach courses in biochemistry in the 2015/2016 academic year.


Fall 2015

MB&B 383 Biochemistry

MB&B 383 is team-taught; the visitor will be responsible for teaching in the second half of the semester. The visitor can choose to offer an elective course in the first half of the semester if they wish to teach for the entire term. This course is enrolled by advanced majors in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

MB&B 383 focuses on the principles and concepts of contemporary biochemistry
from both the biological and chemical perspectives. For the first half of the semester, major themes include the structure of proteins and the basis of enzymatic activity. The
second half covers metabolism, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, and general principles of the biosynthesis of cellular components.

Spring 2016

MB&B 228 Introductory Medical Biochemistry

This full semester introductory course will focus on the essential concepts of biochemistry important to students interested in the health professions, including the chemical and biological foundations of cellular metabolism and related disease states. Major topics will include the structure and function of biological molecules in the human body (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids, vitamins), enzyme catalysis, cellular signaling, as well as digestion, absorption, and processing of nutrients for energy and growth.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the relevant discipline, and preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral and/or prior teaching experience. Please submit applications, including a curriculum vita and statement of teaching interests (letters of reference are optional) to Anika Dane (, or send to Faculty Search, The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0175.

Wesleyan is proud of its record of commitment to diversity, and encourages applications from women and persons of color. Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.