Biochemistry Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Lawrence University

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry to begin September 1, 2021. This person will join faculty in the Chemistry department and interdisciplinary Biochemistry (major/ minor) program.

We are seeking an individual who is a dedicated teacher passionate about working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting, an active and engaging scholar, and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in biochemistry, playing an instrumental role in developing curricula for our Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. Primary teaching duties include: teaching, assessment of student work, advising and mentoring students, collaborating with faculty on curriculum development, and related program/departmental and institutional duties. The teaching load is two courses per term (or one course for a course that includes two lab sections) for three ten-week terms a year, including participation in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program approximately every third year. The Freshman Studies curriculum presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students’ fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.

Candidates must have the ability and desire to lead an independent undergraduate research program, and otherwise, connect scholarship with teaching. Laboratory space and start-up funds are available for establishing a research program. Candidates’ research can be in any broad category of biochemistry. In their research statement, candidates are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship may be particularly suited to an undergraduate setting, and how prior experience, such as postdoctoral work, has informed and prepared the candidate for a research program at Lawrence.

Candidates must have a PhD in biochemistry or closely related field at the time of appointment (09/01/2021), but may be all but dissertation at the time of selection. To apply submit the following at (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements on teaching, research, and diversity (as a single PDF document), and (4) three letters of recommendation (two of which address the candidates ability to teach and mentor students). In their teaching statement, candidates are should address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. Applications will be evaluated starting October 1st, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body.

Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives,, and For further information, please contact the Search Committee co-chair, Allison Fleshman (