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Open-Rank Professor of Biochemistry (Tenure Track)
Ouachita Baptist University
Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Chemistry/Biochemistry
Faculty Careers - Other
The Department of Chemistry in the J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; scholarly activity in the field; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University’s vision, mission, and values. Primary responsibilities will include teaching biochemistry, chemistry, and science courses within the liberal-arts curriculum. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, engaging students through research experiences, and actively participating in campus life. Additional opportunities exist for on and off campus engagements, such as research or professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.
To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority review of completed applications will begin on December 1, but review will continue until the position is filled.
Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,700 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest. To learn more about the university, visit obu.edu/jobs.
A PhD in Biochemistry or in a relevant field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Ouachita Baptist University, a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is entering its 137th year as a Christ-centered learning community. Ouachita continues to experience considerable institutional momentum. During the past six years, Ouachita’s enrollment has increased by 17.6%. Fall 2022 enrollment is the highest in 56 years, with a headcount of 1,784 students. On-campus enrollment is the highest since 2011, while enrollment in all colleges and universities in the state combined decreased during that period. The first-time freshmen student cohort is distinctive: half earned a high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher, 23 graduated first in their high school class, 36 are Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars, more than 17% are students of color, and 23% are first-generation college students.
Ouachita is in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a city of 11,000, one hour south-west of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas, Texas. The beautiful campus is situated on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, surrounded by two million acres of forests, within a ten-minute drive to DeGray Lake Resort State Park and close to other lakes, rivers, and trails....
Ouachita is ranked among the best national liberal arts universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and among the top 20 Christian colleges in the nation by Niche.com. Learn more about the university’s highly personal approach, reflected in a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, at www.obu.edu.