Open-Rank Professor of Biochemistry (Tenure Track)


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The Department of Chemistry in the J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; scholarly activity in the field; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University’s vision, mission, and values. Primary responsibilities will include teaching biochemistry, chemistry, and science courses within the liberal-arts curriculum. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, engaging students through research experiences, and actively participating in campus life. Additional opportunities exist for on and off campus engagements, such as research or professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. A PhD in Biochemistry or in a relevant field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee at Priority review of completed applications will begin on December 1, but review will continue until the position is filled.

Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,700 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest. To learn more about the university, visit

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