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Job Summary

The Department of Natural Sciences in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) invites applications from well-qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry beginning September 2022.  Candidates should  have broad training in biochemistry and demonstrated research productivity.  Department faculty follow the teacher – scholar model.  Accordingly, the successful candidate is expected to develop a productive research program that meaningfully engages undergraduate students and leads to peer?reviewed publications and applications for extramural funding.  While the area of research specialization is open, structural, carbohydrate and physiological biochemistry are of particular interest.  Start?up funding and a research laboratory in our recently renovated Natural Science Building will be provided.  Also expected is dynamic teaching involving active learning which promotes problem solving.  Teaching duties include intermediate and upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry.  Opportunities exist for developing new courses within the applicant’s specialty. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is primarily an undergraduate institution. The interdisciplinary Department of Natural Sciences has forty full-time faculty, including four in the Biochemistry Program.  For more information about the Department and the Biochemistry program, please visit


A doctoral degree in biochemistry or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and relevant post-doctoral experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement including plans for becoming independent, and the names of three references to Please submit complete applications by November 1, 2021 for full consideration. Questions regarding the search can be directed to the Biochemistry Search Chair, Dr. Peter Oelkers,

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan-Dearborn, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Background checks of candidates are conducted upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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Why Work at Michigan?

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty are recognized for excellence in research and teaching and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University. The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor. In addition to the facilities and resources on the Dearborn campus, as part of the U-M system, you will have access to the Ann Arbor campus’ libraries, collections and the extensive U-M core facilities at ‘in house’ rates (e.g. DNA sequencing, Bioinformatics, Flow Cytometry, Microscopy and Imaging Analysis, Proteomics). A full list of U-M core facilities may be found here:

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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