Job Description

Lecturer in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Posting Numberreq11800
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeLecturer
Hiring DepartmentBiochemistry Molecular Biology (801A)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine invites applications for an open rank lecturer appointment. Individuals may be engaged in the following: teaching core undergraduate biochemistry courses, biochemistry electives, and/or upper level undergraduate biochemistry labs, advising undergraduate students in the Biochemistry program, and assessment and logistics planning related to the undergraduate biochemistry major.

The position requires a strong commitment to the educational mission of the Biochemistry department. The candidate should be prepared to be a leader in promoting the adoption of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. The candidate is expected to remain current in biochemistry and related fields, and to serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Environment: The Biochemistry Program is an undergraduate major in the College of Arts & Sciences, founded and administered by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine since 1984. The Department is located on the UNM Health Sciences Campus, which includes the School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and Public Health programs. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an established reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and maintains a nationally recognized and ASBMB accredited undergraduate biochemistry major.

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. UNM is a designated minority-serving institution, with a diverse undergraduate student body of approximately 18,000. The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the State's principal biomedical research center and has experienced remarkable growth in research infrastructure, faculty, and extramural funding over the past decade. It has a Clinical and Translational Science Center, an NCI designated Cancer Center, and a newly established Brain and Behavioral Health Institute, and offers state-of-the-art core facilities in genomics, flow cytometry, microscopy and informatics.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biochemistry (or closely related field),
  • Relevant professional teaching experience in undergraduate level courses.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biochemistry (or closely related field) from an Accredited Institution by appointment start date;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of Biochemistry undergraduate courses;
  • Commitment to and experience in using evidence-based teaching approaches;
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and collegially;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working in diverse communities.
  • Experience in undergraduate program administration, logistic planning and assessment.
Application InstructionsComplete applications will include: 1) Curriculum Vitae. 2) Cover letter that specifically addresses the applicant’s qualifications. 3) Teaching philosophy/statement. 4) Two aggregate summaries of instructor evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching. 5) Three referees with contact information.
For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 2/10/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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