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Job No. 151344

  • Job Title:
  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
  • Employer:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Location:
  • Boone , NC
  • Posting Date:
  • 17-Nov-2023
  • Description:
  • Minimum Qualifications
    The Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences invites applications for one tenure-track nine-month faculty position in Biochemistry with a start date of August 2024.

    A Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a related field.
    ABD will be considered for this position. Evidence of successful defense of the dissertation must be received by July 31 for a fall hire.
    Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
    The department esepcially seeks applicants with research interests in the field of Biochemistry with an emphasis in Organic and/or Analytical chemistry.
    License/Certification Required
    Description of the Department or Unit
    The Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with eight different concentrations: the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified degree, Marketing and Business, Biochemistry, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Individually Designed and Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure. The department also offers a BA degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Sciences. The department has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 13 non-tenure track faculty members, and approximately 350 undergraduate majors. Many of the Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences majors conduct research and disseminate their results at national, regional, and local professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications. For more information on the Strategic Plan of the University, see

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Workload duties typically include teaching 3 courses (lectures or labs), an active scholarship agenda, and service to the Department/University.
    An active scholarship agenda includes mentoring undergraduate research students, securing external funding, and dissemination of results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
    Participation in departmental and/or university service activities including, holding office hours for students, and committee work within the Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences Department.
    The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the curriculum in biochemistry and the organic/analytical sequence depending on their expertise. The individual must demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to service and community engagement, and be prepared to lead scholarly activities with undergraduate research students. Scholarly expectations include peer reviewed publications and establishing an externally funded undergraduate research program.
    Type of Position Full Time Position
    Appointment Type 1.0
    Number Of Months Per Year 9
    Physical Demands of Position
    Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.
    Description of University
    Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
    Posting Details Information
    Proposed Date of Hire 08/19/2024
    Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    ABD Consideration: ABD with reduction in rank and salary (see desc. below)
    ABD Description
    ABD with reduction in rank and salary: ABD will be considered for this position. Evidence of successful defense of the dissertation must be received by July 31 for a fall hire or November 30 for a spring hire. If confirmation of defense is not provided by the deadline, the candidate will receive a new one-year fixed-term contract and be hired at the rank of Instructor. The candidate’s salary will also be reduced to a lower rate commensurate with other full-time instructors in the same department. However, if degree verification is provided before the end of the one-year fixed-term contract, the candidate will be returned to the rank of assistant professor with commensurate compensation beginning July 1 of the following academic year.

    No ABD consideration: Only candidates with an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution will be considered for the position. Since ABD will not meet the minimum requirements, ABD will not be considered.
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board:

    a letter of application
    current curriculum vitae
    copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
    names, email addresses, and telephone contact information for three references;
    statement of teaching philosophy,
    statement of scholarship that specifically addresses undergraduate participation
    Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the search chair, Dr. Michael Ramey (

    Review of complete applications will begin November 28, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.

    Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Ramey (, with questions about search procedures or timelines.
    UNC System Code (Section 610(2)) Special Faculty Hires
    The continued employment of a special faculty member during the term appointment may be made expressly contingent on items such as the continued availability of funding from any source, on enrollment levels, or any other contingency established by the institution.
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  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC 28608
  • United States
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