The Department of Chemistry at Marshall University seeks to fill a position in the Fall 2014 semester at the associate level. The desired discipline is in biochemistry with a focus on synthetic biology and/or protein engineering to lead a major initiative in that area. Candidates must have a PhD in biochemistry or a closely related field, and must have current NSF support for their research. The appointee must have a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and be willing to mentor junior faculty toward successful applications for external funding. For more information about our Department, please visit

The Department expects the candidate to maintain an original, high quality research program that engages undergraduate and Master’s students from inception to dissemination. We seek candidates enthusiastic about incorporating research into their teaching. The Department also seeks candidates who will contribute to the University’s general education curriculum, with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students’ critical thinking and the College’s support of interdisciplinary programs of study.

Applicants must send a current curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy electronically to as a single PDF file. Three letters of reference should also be provided to this address separately. All applications and supporting material must include your name and the search number (12899) in the subject line of the email. Candidates who are invited to campus for interviews must have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent by their degree-granting institutions prior to the interview date. Review of applications will begin on March 17 and continue until the position is filled. Marshall University is the recipient of the U.S. Labor Department's EVE Award for its Affirmative Action Employment Opportunity Programs. Additional information about Marshall University and Huntington may be found at

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