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Instructional Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

30-Mar-2023 3:53 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Lecturer, working title of Instructional Assistant Professor, in the area of Biochemistry with an emphasis on metabolism. This is a renewable appointment with the possibility of promotion based on experience and merit.

The primary duties include teaching metabolism and related biochemical topics, working with other faculty instructors, coordinating course delivery, and facilitating student participation in the department’s large enrollment undergraduate course BCH4024 (Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and in related undergraduate courses. Responsibilities related to this position may include course curriculum development, electronic course management, and advising undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop expertise necessary to assist in teaching other required courses in the existing curriculum and to develop new elective courses to augment current offerings.

Pedagogical support is offered by the University of Florida Center for Teaching Excellence. Classroom and online technology support is offered by the University of Florida Center for Instructional Technology and Training.

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Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment.
  • Strong background in metabolism.
  • Demonstrable expertise in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Availability to start by Fall of 2023
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the unit and across campus.
  • Experience teaching large enrollment and online undergraduate classes.
  • Familiarity with the Canvas online course platform.
  • Availability to start by Summer of 2023

For full consideration, please submit the following with your application:

  1. A letter summarizing qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position plans.
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy.
  3. A curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references. References will only be contacted at the final stage of the interview process.
  4. Recent course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 16, 2023, and will remain open until the position is filled. You may send email inquiries about the position to Dr. Lauren Douma, Chair of the Search Committee (, but please be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.


ADVERTISED:22 Feb 2023  Eastern Standard Time
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