Schofield Endowed Chair in Biochemistry, Associate to Full Professor
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4194021
Schofield Endowed Chair in Biochemistry, Associate to Full Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Nov 02, 2022 Deadline: Jun 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: Baylor University is accepting applications from, or nominations of, tenured Professors to fill the Schofield Endowed Chair in Biochemistry. We seek outstanding, established investigators conducting interdisciplinary basic research that advances our molecular-level understanding of biology pertaining to human health and disease. We are especially interested in candidates who will complement current research faculty and expand the current portfolio with new state-of-the-art instrumentations and biological systems.
Baylor University will provide The Schofield Chair in Biochemistry with ample space and start-up funding and, through a substantial endowment, with an annual allocation of research funds.
About Baylor University and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry : The Schofield Endowed Chair in Biochemistry will be a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, which is comprised of diverse and highly productive faculty working in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, materials, and biochemistry/biophysics. The Department is located within the 508,000-square-foot Baylor Sciences Building that houses numerous state-of-the-art core facilities, undergraduate and graduate educational facilities and informal meeting areas, where students and faculty can interact and foster a culture of discovery. Beyond the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, there are several departments on campus in STEM and biomedical-related research. Many faculty hold secondary appointments across departments and work toward maintaining a highly collaborative research environment. As a centrally located city in Texas, Waco also provides excellent access to world-class biomedical facilities located in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is unwaveringly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion among our faculty and to extending those values to our students.
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Qualifications: Applicants should have established expertise in the general area of Biochemistry and/or Biophysical Chemistry, possess a doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent degree) in Biochemistry or Biophysics, and be able to begin as early as August of 2023. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the broad areas of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Computational Biology including Bioinformatics, Chemical Biology, Genetics, Structural Biology, and Molecular/Cellular Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to continue building upon a strong track record of interdisciplinary research, scholarly productivity, and a demonstrated ability to secure significant federal funding. The Schofield Chair in Biochemistry will also be expected to excel in undergraduate and graduate education and maintain a national and international leadership role in health-related basic science research. Additional information regarding facilities, ongoing research, and current faculty at Baylor can be found on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Departmental Webpage: https://www.baylor.edu/chemistry/
Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2022 through June 13, 2023. Submitted materials should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research (6-8 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 pages), and a copy of an official transcript showing the highest degree conferred. Candidates should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.