Biochemistry and Chemistry Faculty

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time faculty position as assistant professor in biochemistry and chemistry to begin August 7, 2023. The successful candidate can expect to teach courses primarily in the areas of biochemistry and chemistry. Other courses may include forensics or physical chemistry. The teaching load for this position is 24 hours per academic year, along with expectations for scholarship and service.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field by the time of appointment (ABD considered) and demonstrate effective teaching in the areas of introductory chemistry. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will bring expertise in a broad range of biochemical and chemical research with a willingness to teach introductory chemistry sequences and upper-level courses. Hiring preference will be given to persons with a desire to incorporate undergraduates into their research program. Someone who is gifted in recruitment and promotion of the biochemistry and chemistry department is preferred.

Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity.  Include a current curriculum vitae/resume and send to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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