Tenure-Track Faculty Position 

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate will develop an independent research program supported by extramural funding that integrates current biochemical, informatics, or biophysical approaches to address fundamental problems in molecular biology, including those relating to RNA, nucleic acid/protein dynamics, enzyme mechanisms, membrane biology/signal transduction, or cellular/microbial systems biology. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry or related field and postdoctoral experience, and must demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. We seek an individual who can contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate course curriculum, including fundamental and advanced biochemistry courses. The new hire will participate in our Ph.D. training program and cross-disciplinary initiatives in the life sciences. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, as well as participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

To apply, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, publications, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/posting/6898. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. 

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Anika Dane by email adane@wesleyan.edu or phone at 860-685-2404 if you have any questions about the application process.