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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biochemistry

UHM Coll of Nat Sci – Chemistry, (Manoa)

Details: Assistant Professor and/or Associate Professor and/or Professor (two positions), 9-month faculty, full-time, permanent, general funded, position #82051 & #82455, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, tenure-track, to begin August 1, 2014, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Candidates at all ranks and in all areas of biochemistry are welcome to apply. However, applicants with research interests that complement those of current UHM Chemistry faculty are most strongly encouraged to apply. Current faculty research interests are available here. Examples of complementary areas include:

  • Enzymology of natural product pathways
  • Studies of metalloproteins, including metalloenzymes and metal chaperones
  • Studies of biomolecular interactions: e.g., protein:protein, receptor:ligand, or enzyme:substrate interactions
  • Computational methods for the study of protein structure and dynamics

A new campus-wide initiative fosters the cross-disciplinary growth of informatics, so research programs with elements of bioinformatics and/or genomics are also encouraged. Please also note that screening will largely focus on Assistant Professor applicants, as only exceptional candidates at the higher ranks will receive full consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, direct graduate research in a nationally competitive area of biochemistry, and contribute to other departmental activities as required.

Pay range: To be determined for each rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, evidence of research productivity and demonstrated potential for establishing a vigorous, funded research program in biochemistry, demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s teaching at all levels, poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable qualifications for Assistant Professor: At least one year of postdoctoral experience.

Minimum qualifications for Associate Professor: Meets all minimum qualifications for the Assistant Professor position, evidence of a vigorous, productive, and funded research program in biochemistry, and four or more years of professional experience as an Assistant Professor (or equivalent).

Minimum qualifications for Professor: Meets all minimum qualifications for the Associate Professor position, and four or more years of professional experience as an Associate Professor (or equivalent).

Application Instructions: The Assistant Professor candidate should assemble a single pdf file with the following: (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae, including publication list; (3) a description of research interests with startup requirements, including major instrumentation and an approximate budget; and (4) the names and contact information (including email addresses & phone numbers) of at least three professional references. Please do not ask your references to send their letters to us at the time of application. We will directly contact the references, as needed, after our initial screen. Note: Official transcripts are also required upon hire. However, they do not need to be included in the application pdf file.

A candidate at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks should assemble a single pdf file with the following: (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae, including publication list and funding record; (3) a description of research program with startup requirements, including major instrumentation and an approximate budget; (4) the names and contact information (including email addresses & phone numbers) of at least three professional references. Please do not ask your references to send their letters to us at the time of application. We will directly contact the references, as needed, after our initial screen.

Application Address:

  • Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Please send a single pdf by email to chemjobs@hawaii.edu. Please include “Biochem Search” in subject line.
  • If not using electronic application, hardcopy may be sent to Search Committee Chair (Biochemistry Search), Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, 2545 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275 (USA)

Inquiries: Prof. Kristin Kumashiro, 808-956-7480, kumashir@hawaii.edu; Date posted: Oct-07-2013. Continuous recruitment until position is filled. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2013.