Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Job Type

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

SUPERVISOR:  Dean for the School of Science, Technology, and Health

DEPARTMENT:  School of Science, Technology, and Health

Tiffin University (TU) was founded in 1888 and offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, social sciences, creative and media arts, humanities, education, sciences, technology, and health. The University's campus in Tiffin, Ohio, blends traditional historic and modern buildings, creating a vibrant and welcoming educational community for its students, faculty, and staff. Students can pursue associate, undergraduate, and graduate programs both on campus and online, as well as at Terra State Community College. In addition, TU offers Bachelor in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees in Bucharest, Romania, and educational opportunities for students from Switzerland and Latin America. The University also provides an online Ph.D. program in Global Leadership and Change. 

The main campus in Tiffin is a beautiful 153-acre blend of traditional historic and modern buildings that create a vibrant and warm home for an educational community.  We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in business in Bucharest, Romania. From academic programs in sports and recreation management to homeland security/terrorism, communication, and management, TU offers more than 40 majors through on-campus and online learning that result in real advantages for our students.


The School of Science, Technology, and Health at Tiffin University is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry. This renewable contract role, commencing on August 15th, 2024, offers an exciting opportunity for a dedicated educator passionate about teaching and mentoring students across our diverse Science, Technology, and Health programs. Candidates with a minimum of a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will teach 12 semester hours of Chemistry and Biology courses and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, the ability to establish and maintain an undergraduate scholarly research agenda, and mentor student scholarly research. Evidence of effective teaching to diverse learners and experience in promoting and fostering a supportive learning environment using a variety of methodologies is a plus. The successful candidate will be tasked with the critical and exciting responsibility of developing and designing a distinctive Biochemistry degree program for Tiffin University with a clear vision of the needs of the 21st-century scientific community. The candidate will also contribute to curriculum design and evaluation, serve on department, division, and school committees to maintain and enhance the educational program, and participate in relevant professional development activities. Moreover, the faculty may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. The School of Science, Technology, and Health offers Bachelor of Science degrees and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments within our Center for Science and Technology.



The following are the responsibilities of the job:

  • Teaching biology, chemistry, physics, and biochemistry courses for a total of 12 semester hours.
  • Developing courses and curriculum for a biochemistry program.
  • Delivering courses online.
  • Engaging in activities that promote student success.
  • Establishing a research program in chemistry and biochemistry that involves undergraduate students.
  • Assessing the program as assigned.
  • Mentoring program students and student organizations.
  • Participating in university, college, and departmental open houses, recruitment, and outreach activities.
  • Encouraging students to engage in undergraduate research.
  • Performing any other job-related duties as required.


Required Qualifications

  • ABD candidates in Chemistry or Biochemistry with related expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry with related expertise.


Tiffin University offers excellent benefits. All full-time employees of Tiffin University are eligible for our full-time benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with employer incentive contribution, Employer Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 403b Retirement with Employer Match, Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement, and Employee Assistance Program.


Interdependence: Fosters collaboration

Communication: Strong decision-making and communication skills

Accountability: Formulates effective and progressive strategies aligned with the University's mission and values

Respect: Creates an engaging, collaborative work environment by bringing diverse people and ideas together.

Entrepreneurship: Influences and Inspires


VISION STATEMENT – The vision for Tiffin University is to become A premier university for challenging students to enhance their global competencies and 21st-century skills for success in a diverse world.

MISSION STATEMENT – The mission of Tiffin University is to Educate students by linking knowledge to professional practice.

CORE VALUES – The values of Interdependence, Communication, Accountability, Respect, and Entrepreneurship comprise the ICARE values of Tiffin University.


We request that candidates applying for this position include a cover letter, vita, teaching philosophy, student evaluations, and a plan to engage undergraduates in research along with their application.


We are strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our beliefs. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. Tiffin University actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Tiffin University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for employees, applicant for employment, students or applicant for admission, access to educational opportunities on the basis of race, religion, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, social-economic class, place of business, residence, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. 

Tiffin University is an Equal Opportunity Employer