Instructor (Medical Biochemistry)
Job posting number: #7151662
Posted: June 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine seeks applicants for an Instructor. The position includes a 50% non-tenure track, 12-month, state-funded salary beginning July 1, 2023. Reappointment will be contingent upon performance and the availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching: This position will provide instruction for the medical biochemistry curriculum. The instructor will also be responsible for serving as tutor/facilitator in small group sessions with medical students along with the possibility of teaching medical students in the first-year medical curriculum.
Service: The faculty member is expected to participate in service activities beneficial to the department.
Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations. Demonstrate, by actions, commitment to the mission and behavioral standards of the School of Medicine. Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnerships, compassion and respect, integrity and accountability, diversity and inclusion, as well as continuous learning and improvement.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or the life sciences with training in medical biochemistry, biological sciences or related fields. Applicants in the final stages of their master’s or doctoral work that expect to complete their degree prior to appointment will be considered.
This is a security sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.
Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.siu.edu. Please upload (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references (as part of the application form). References will be sent an email to upload a letter of reference. Please advise your referees that the email request will come from [email protected].
Previous teaching experience in biochemistry or molecular biology is strongly preferred.
General Information - College/Department:Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a strong, diverse, student-centered, research-intensive, and comprehensive university. SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie High Research Activity institution and recently earned the prestigious 2015 community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. SIU Carbondale offers professional degrees in medicine and law, more than 30 doctoral degrees, more than 80 master’s degrees, in addition to more than 200 undergraduate degrees.
Tucked into the beautiful scenery of the Shawnee National Forest region and surrounded by outstanding recreational lakes and wonderful state parks, SIU is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. SIU School of Medicine has its chief administrative unit and main campus in Springfield, IL, but has facilities and programs at multiple sites throughout central and southern Illinois. The Carbondale campus is home to the basic science departments of Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Anatomy.
The Carbondale basic science departments offer a growing and interactive research environment with collaborative possibilities throughout the School of Medicine and with other departments on the Carbondale campus. Current research interests in the Physiology Department focus on reproduction, neuroscience, and endocrinology and are funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. The Department offers master's and doctoral degree programs in the Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology graduate program.
The School of Medicine Carbondale is also home to the Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry graduate program, the first-year medical student curriculum, Lincoln Scholars Program, Physician Assistant Program, Medical and Dental Education Preparatory Program, SIU Center for Family Medicine-Carbondale and its residency program, and the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development. For further information on SIU School of Medicine and Physiology department and programs, visit http://www.siumed.edu/; https://biochem.siu.edu/ and https://physiology.siu.edu.