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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Biochemistry
Position Number 335180
Requisition Number B08116
Position Type Faculty 9-10 Months
Class Code
Time-limited through N/A
Type of Appointment Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular
Length of Appointment 9 months
Internal Recruitment? No
Working Hours 8:00am-5:00pm
Department Biology
Division Academic Affairs - DIV
College College of Arts and Sciences
Approved Hiring Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Annually
Equal Opportunity
In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion. 
The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.
UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Faculty Initiatives
The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.
UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.
General Description / Primary Purpose
The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida (UNF) invites applications for a state-funded, tenure-track assistant professor position in biochemistry. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution located in Jacksonville, Florida and is home to 17,000 students and six colleges. The Department of Biology at UNF has two main pillars of research focus, including an established Coastal and Marine Biology program and a new Biomedical Sciences program. The department supports an active Master of Science graduate degree program.

Essential Duties

Job Function
Teaching responsibilities for this position will include introductory level courses, an upper-level course in biochemistry, and courses in the candidate’s areas of specialty that support the biology undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of scholarship that will develop into a well-funded, internationally recognized research program in biochemistry. Opportunities exist to establish collaborations within UNF and with regional high profile biomedical research institutions including the Mayo Clinic at Jacksonville. Evidence of research and teaching excellence and contributions to University and Departmental service missions are expected.
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Required Qualifications
Faculty Position Required Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline;
• Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses;
• Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and Masters degree research students;
• Excellence in research demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals;
• Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program.
Preferred Qualifications:
· Teaching experience at the university level;
· Postdoctoral experience;
· Extramural research support.
Departmental Requirements
Statement(s) of Understanding Definition
Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
Foreign Influence Review: Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants must fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses
Required Licensure or Certification
Machines/Equipment used regularly
Anticipated Start Date 08/07/2023
Job Posting Date 10/17/2022
Application Review Date 11/18/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Dr. Michael Lentz, (904) 620-2830
Hiring Official Dr. Cliff Ross
Location if not Jacksonville N/A
Special Instructions
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Lentz at (904) 620-2830, or mlentz@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022.
Quicklink https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/21920

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