Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Job Description Summary:

The Presbyterian College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level starting in August 2023. We are seeking a highly qualified individual with specific expertise in biochemistry.  Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Biochemistry and demonstrate commitment to pursuing excellence in science teaching within a liberal arts curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include biochemistry I and II lecture and laboratory, contribution to the introductory chemistry sequence, and upper-level elective courses as needed. Candidates are expected to develop an active undergraduate research program within a teacher-scholar framework. The candidate will have the opportunity to be supported by the College’s NIH-funded South Carolina-INBRE research program and pursue other external funding. Additionally, the candidate will participate in the direction of our American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) accredited Biochemistry Major in conjunction with our Biology Department.

Presbyterian College (PC) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The college is committed to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students, supports academic freedom, and encourages community involvement. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, PC is approximately 40 minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and about one hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The region offers abundant opportunities for social and recreational activities, with easy access to Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Interested individuals should send (i) a letter describing your motivation for applying for this position, (ii) a current curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement on contributions to diversity, (iv) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (v) a brief research plan, and (vi) the names and contact information for 3 references all combined in one pdf file to:  Dr. Latha Gearheart, Letters of recommendation and official transcripts will be requested at a later stage in the process. The department particularly invites applications from groups underrepresented within the sciences. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.