Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months



The Department of Biology is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the area of synthetic biology to begin in the fall of 2024. A unique responsibility of the position will be to mentor Alma’s growing iGEM team, which was established in 2019. The iGEM team has participated each year in the iGEM Jamboree, earning silver and gold medals, successes which can be attributed to faculty involvement, dedicated students, institutional support for iGEM, and integration of iGEM into the biochemistry curriculum. We hope to continue this record of success. Thus, the ideal candidate will have experience as a participant or mentor of an iGEM team.

All applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in a field related to synthetic biology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, and a course on a topic related to the candidate’s expertise, such as synthetic biology. Teaching first year seminar or another course that contributes to the college’s general education curriculum is also expected. A full-time teaching load is six units per year, which is typically three to four courses with labs. Candidates should be committed to experiential learning for undergraduates, continuing scholarship, and institutional service. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.


Applicants must submit a C.V., teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of reference to the Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at by January 5, 2024. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Brian Doyle, Chair of the Biology department at

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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