Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon ( invites applications for a tenure-track Biochemistry faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2022 or later.  Biochemistry research at the University of Oregon takes place in the context of the Institute of Molecular Biology (, which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology and Physics. A Ph.D. is required.

We seek applicants from all areas of biochemistry, broadly defined, who are using advanced approaches to study molecular mechanisms of cellular function. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in host-pathogen interactions, stem cell biology, epigenetics, cell polarity, cytoskeletal function, DNA repair, and protein evolution. Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 18, 2021. Please apply at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, a statement of teaching philosophy and/or interests, and a statement describing their past/current efforts and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders.  Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.  

UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.