Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) invites
applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in biochemistry. Successful applicants must have a PhD in biochemistry or a closely related field by
the start date (August 15, 2023). Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will be as follows:
Fall 2023: Biochemistry 1 (CHEM 414) and an associated lab section, Chemistry for Nursing Majors
(General, Organic and Biological chemistry) (CHEM 110) and an associated lab section.
Spring 2024: Survey of Biochemistry (CHEM 317), Biochemistry 2 (CHEM 415) and two sections of
general chemistry lab sections.
Founded in 1850, IWU is a competitive, small liberal arts institution located in Bloomington,
IL. IWU is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive
and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We seek candidates
who demonstrate commitment to supporting and further building our community in these
dimensions. IWU is an EEO Employer.
Although visiting faculty are not expected to do research, it is supported and the
position includes laboratory space for research and modest support for chemicals.
The department prides itself on close student-faculty interactions and the research
opportunities provided to students. More information about the department can be found
The twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, just 2 hours southwest of Chicago, provide
a vibrant and diverse community and offer a great quality of life.
Interested applicants should send a complete application as a single pdf document
to email@example.com (Subject line: IWU Biochemistry Position). A complete application packet will comprise:
1) a “Cover Letter” (2 pages) that addresses how you are qualified to teach upper level biochemistry courses. Candidates should
also address their experience relevant to teaching at an undergraduate liberal arts
institution integrating teaching, writing and critical thinking skills in courses.
2) “Curriculum Vitae” (up to 4 pages).
3) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4) “Teaching Philosophy” (up to 2 pages) that includes a clear statement on how you
would promote diversity and inclusivity in the classroom, and how research, teaching,
and/or service has provided preparation for contributing to our commitment to address
issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historical
(5) Applicants should arrange to send three letters of reference directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the application packet is complete.
By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position has been filled.