Assistant Professor

28 Aug 2023
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28 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

Requisition Number: 51176
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Biochemistry faculty conduct innovative research to understand fundamental biological processes and to solve pressing biomedical issues facing our world. Our faculty, students, and staff form a vibrant and collaborative intellectual community in which to work. We seek outstanding scientists to join the faculty to expand and to complement our current expertise. We seek colleagues who will develop a creative and innovative research program, attract external funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and contribute to ongoing efforts to increase diversity and equity in the STEM fields.
The department of Biochemistry is in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose faculty conduct research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, in and out of the classroom. The College is the academic home to five of the university’s Nobel laureates, four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Successful applicants will be offered a competitive salary and start-up package. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop a creative and innovative research program, to attract external funding, to provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

What You Should Know

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
The anticipated start date for this position will be fall 2024 semester, August 2024.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this full-time 9-month appointment is $92,000-$94,000 annually. Summer salary can be taken from grants or other funds. Funds are available for the research space, office space, moving allowance, and includes competitive startup funds.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Experience, and a strong publication record.
    • Ph.D. field of study: Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Chemical Biology or related field.

What You Will Need

  • A compelling research program that is competitive for private and federal funding; leadership skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter that addresses the reasons why the candidate is interested in joining the Biochemistry (BCHM) department at UC-Boulder.
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: 1 page required
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy: 1-3 pages required
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: 1-2 pages required
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
Applications submitted by October 27th, 2023 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Additional guidance for candidates can be found on our website.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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