Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Elms College

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

  • Institution: Elms College
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Chicopee, MA US
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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

  • Elms College | Chicopee, MA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 30, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Biochemistry

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Chicopee, MA US

Deadline January 30, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Jean Psholka

Department Human Resources


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Job Description

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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry


Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.  The Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology Division at Elms College, Chicopee, MA invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2022. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a closely-related discipline by the time of appointment. Instructional duties include teaching lectures and labs in biochemistry and introductory courses in the candidate’s area of expertise such as general chemistry and organic chemistry.  In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise students and lead students in undergraduate and masters level research. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with a diverse group of students across the liberal arts. This faculty position is primarily responsible for undergraduate course development and instruction at the traditional based campus program and the Premedical Postbaccalaureate program as well as the master’s program in Biomedical Sciences.


The faculty member is also responsible for actively participating in all aspects of the college community (teaching, scholarship and service) and to serve a primary role in shaping the chemistry program including academic planning, curriculum development and review, and student academic advising.



·         Teaches 4 courses a semester in their relevant field and cross-disciplinary in STEM.

·         Participates in course development, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.

·         Ability to promote and advise students in a caring learning environment with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success.

·         Contributes to the evaluation of student academic achievement and other evaluative processes of the College.

·         Serves on College committees as appointed or elected and promotes the mission and purposes of the College in various internal and external activities.

·         Remains current with the trends, issues and practices in the discipline.

·         Engages actively in professional development and scholarly activities.

·         Involves students in undergraduate and masters level research.

·         Creates relationships with industry to provide internship opportunities for our students.

·         Participates in recruitment and retention efforts, specific to the program, as needed.



×    Doctorate degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment required.

×    College level teaching experience preferred in the lecture and laboratory classes.

×    Experience with web-based course delivery, instructional technology, and the design and development of instructional materials.

×    Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), problem solving, and analytical skills.



Send a cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



Elms College’s diversity statement embodies the charism of the founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, including embracing “the love of neighbor without distinction” and whose Catholic heritage guides our intellectual, social, educational, and community endeavors.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all curricular and co- curricular programs. We encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, members of ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply for our positions. We want to ensure all applicants demonstrate intercultural competence, commitment, and experience working with diverse populations, proven through educational background, professional development, and lived experience.



Elms College is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every qualification outlined in the job description. At Elms, we want to ensure we find the best candidate for the position, and we believe that candidate may come from a less traditional background. Therefore, if you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your experience and qualifications for the role.


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