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Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #19885
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

POSITION: Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Biochemistry, broadly-defined, for an appointment beginning on August 19, 2024. Applicants with specialization in biochemistry or related interdisciplinary fields are welcome. Duties for this position include teaching both lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and general chemistry, establishing a vibrant research program involving undergraduates, providing service to the Department and University, and contributing to the University's mission to achieve an equitable, diverse, and inclusive climate.  

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD in biochemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution is required by June 30, 2024. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach a range of lecture and laboratory courses, primarily those related to biochemistry, general chemistry and advanced elective courses. The successful candidate will establish an ongoing research program that engages students and leads to off-campus presentations and peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will engage in service to the Department, College, University, and/or community, and contribute to UW-Eau Claire's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UW-Eau Claire has 14 full-time faculty and instructional staff members, and is ACS-approved, offering BS degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry with Business Emphasis. The Department also offers an interdisciplinary Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major. The Department prepares graduates for successful careers in many fields, including industry, government, health care professions, and education. To this end, we provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in the chemical sciences through a combination of coursework and collaborative research. The Department offers a standard two-semester sequence of biochemistry, and single courses in biochemistry laboratory, bioinorganic, biophysical and medicinal chemistry. The Department is equipped with a full complement of modern instrumentation and high-performance computing resources to enable these courses, and we are anticipating a new future home in UWEC's Science and Health Sciences building. Construction of this multidisciplinary facility will be completed in 2026, bringing together UWEC STEM departments, health science departments, and collaborative partners from the Mayo Clinic Health System. We emphasize both high-quality classroom teaching at all levels, as well as undergraduate research that manifests presentations at professional meetings and peer-reviewed publications. For more information, see the Department's website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a comprehensive university with 1,200 faculty and academic staff, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 10,000 students. UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. The fourth-largest university in the state, UW-Eau Claire has strong academic programs and a focus on experiential learning. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The campus, often described as "Wisconsin's most beautiful campus", is set on the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire. A regional center for western Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a vibrant, friendly, and affordable community of 66,000 with outstanding schools, excellent health-care systems, and employment opportunities. Eau Claire has made numerous "Best of" lists including #2 Most Livable College Town ( The Eau Claire area is also a center for culture, featuring a diversity of restaurants, a newly constructed theater, the Pablo Center, a thriving arts community, and a wide variety of music. Eau Claire is home to both symphony and chamber orchestras, and hosts several music festivals each year, including the Blue Ox, Country Jam, and Eau Claire Jazz festivals that attract both local talent and national acts. The area features beautiful parks, trails, outdoor sports and recreation opportunities in the city and surrounding areas. Metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul is only a 90-minute drive, offering additional cultural experiences and entertainment events.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:

You must create an account and login before you can apply, unless you are currently employed in the UW-System, in which case, you can use your UW login. To register, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry position (Job ID #19885) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. 

Please be sure you include the following in a single file in PDF format 

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of research plans and interests
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (include copies of unofficial transcripts in PDF format along with the rest of the application; official transcripts are required before an offer is made.)

Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date. Only applications submitted electronically and preferably compiled as a single PDF document will be accepted. Receipt of complete application packages will be acknowledged by e-mail.

If you have application questions, please email the chair of the search committee, Dr. Patricia Cleary, at

Completed applications must be received by September 15, 2023, to ensure priority consideration. Screening may continue until the position is filled. Applicants may include links to online materials, which the search committee may consider at its sole discretion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).