South Dakota State University
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry or closely related discipline. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to build a research group supported by nationally competitive extramural funding both individually and in large collaborative proposals, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected to successfully achieve tenure and promotion. The Department has recently completed a $60M construction/renovation project and provides well equipped mass spectrometry, NMR and proteomics core campus facilities. A competitive start-up package will be offered to help the successful applicant establish their laboratory.
Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry or closely aligned discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills and a research program that compliments the state-funded research center of excellence focused on the Biological Control and Analysis by Applied Photonics (BCAAP) through the synthesis, modification, understanding and biological applications of photoactive materials or photochemistry. Current research in the BCAAP center focuses on single pair FRET analysis of myofiliament regulation, analysis of signaling pathways of leukocytes by new FRET microscopy methods, identification of new compounds for manipulating signaling pathways and photochemical manipulation of tissue structure. Desired qualifications include postdoctoral or equivalent experience and prior experience with federal research grants.
Complete applications consist of a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, description of proposed research activities (5 pages max.), statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages max.) and 3 letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://yourfurture.sdbor.edu. Letters of recommendation should be sent to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%43%68%65%6d%53%65%61%72%63%68%40%73%64%73%74%61%74%65%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%43%68%65%6d%53%65%61%72%63%68%40%73%64%73%74%61%74%65%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) or by mail to: Biochemistry Faculty Search, South Dakota State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Box 2202, Brookings, SD 57007-0896. Review of applications begins January 16, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.