Assistant Professor - Biochemistry (tenure track)

Posting Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor - Biochemistry (tenure track)
Campus Stockton
Department Department of Chemistry
Posting Number F00119
Full or Part Time Full Time
Open Date 07/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Days Per Week
Weeks Per Year

Position Description

Position Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Biochemistry ( The successful applicants must have a doctoral degree, and, preferably, post-doctoral training. The candidates will contribute to teaching in Biochemistry and in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels, as well as in General Chemistry. The candidates are expected to develop a strong research program and pursue external funding. The positions start at the beginning of Fall 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017; the positions are open until filled. Applicants are to submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research proposal, as well as three independent letters of recommendation. Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in biochemistry or related discipline. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Standing/sitting in lecture hall while teaching.
Sitting behind writing desk (administrative/scientific work).
Working in research lab with safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment, fume hood) and hazardous materials. Moving equipment. Occasional heavy lifting.

Special Instructions

Applicants are required to upload the following documents to their online application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover letter
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Research Program Plan
Additionally, applicants are required to provide contact information for three (3) professional references. These references will receive instructions/link for uploading a letter of reference/recommendation.

Contact Information

Dr. Jianhua Ren
Professor, co-Chair

Dr. Jerry Tsai
Professor, co-Chair

Contact Email

Reference Letter Information

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a PhD or other terminal degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. What is your highest degree earned?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSHP Job Posting
    • ACCP Job Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Program Plan
Optional Documents