Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Position ID: 37490
Georgia College and State University
Arts & Sciences
Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Home Department Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

Full time faculty work schedule 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend obligations for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy provides comprehensive undergraduate degrees and minors in chemistry and physics. We also teach fundamentals courses for the general student in the university core curriculum and the foundation sequences in chemistry and physics for pre-health degree students. The department provides a wide range of services to the institution through its programs, facilities and outreach.

Our programs are designed to provide depth in the discipline through sequential study. Emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Recognizing that there is a profound connection between analytical thinking and the ability to express ideas clearly, the Department provides opportunities in its courses for writing on science topics and for oral reports.

Courses provide students with the most current objective descriptions of the physical universe in scientific terms and present the theories and models that integrate these observations and make them understandable. Through laboratory work and by instrumental analysis, students gain experience in making observations and measurements and transforming these into useful characterizations.

The majors in chemistry and physics prepare students for graduate study, for science education, for employment in a laboratory environment, or for studies in several allied areas such as engineering, medicine, and many health service professions.

Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 190 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 2,700 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

Teaching duties will include Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Advanced Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to create and maintain an experimental laboratory appropriate for undergraduate research. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching Responsibilities include 
– Regular courses meetings and instruction as defined in the position description, new course development for Core and major field, and mentoring students.
—Teaching duties will include Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Advanced Biochemistry; developing new course topics in field of specialty; maintaining experimental research space; and involving undergraduates in research.

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represent some research and professional development possibilities:
– Publication; peer reviewed scholarship
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Grants applications and grant-funded research
– Membership and participation in professional organizations

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following:
– Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices
– Programs directed and advised
– Participation in special programs or projects
– Other service in the institution

Key Function Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function

Public Service is often a part of faculty service expectations and might include activities such as the following:
- Service to the profession
– Consulting work
– Providing continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
– Membership and participation in community organizations where disciplinary or faculty expertise is essential
– Other significant services to the community related to faculty role

Key Function Faculty - Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty are expected to develop within the profession. The following represent some professional development possibilities:
– Participation in workshops on pedagogy and mentoring
– Membership and participation in professional organizations
– Applying for grants

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field. Research area in biochemistry or related field.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

List any other requirements

Demonstrable understanding of Georgia College’s mission and enthusiasm for working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Ability to work collegially with others in service to the University.

In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0168
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Open Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Will need official transcripts if selected for campus interview.

Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Chemistry, General
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