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 2024 or as early as January 2024.

The successful candidate will display evidence of successful classroom teaching, scholarship and/or qualified professional experience; an authentic Christian faith lived out through personal discipleship and active involvement in a local church; support for the university’s vision, mission, and values; and a commitment to our Christian liberal arts tradition.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching biochemistry, chemistry, and science courses for non-majors 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 to Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee at Priority review of completed applications will begin on October 16 and 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, see the opportunity profile and visit

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