Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Biomedical Education and Data Science- Biochemistry Educator/Scholar

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/5/2024 4:25 PM)
Specialty Area
Department of Bioemdical Education and Data Science

Summary of Position

The Department of Biomedical Education and Data Science at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure-track Biochemistry Faculty opportunity.


The Department is currently made up of 24 exceptional faculty members who are responsible for teaching professional level courses in three different colleges – the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Podiatric Medicine. In addition, the faculty serve the post-baccalaureate pre-medical and health professions programs at the School of Medicine and the College of Science and Technology.  The department has a strong teaching program and faculty members play a major role as educators and directors of multiple foundational and medical educational courses in the curricula of these schools while providing curriculum content expertise to these programs. The candidate should have experience providing students with a sound conceptual framework in biochemical principles and be committed to creating a welcoming learning environment that fosters deep thinking and self-directed inquiry. Given the medical/healthcare courses are integrated with multiple disciplines and utilize didactic and active learning approaches, candidates with a background and/or interest in collaborative teaching, use of diverse pedagogies, and/or case-based learning are encouraged to apply.


In addition to a competitive salary and a comprehensive suite of benefits, this Biochemistry Educator/Scholar position offers a uniquely supportive academic environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class equitable patient care, medical education and research.



  • Terminal doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.O., M.D. or equivalent) is required
  • Candidates with training in and/or experience teaching one or more of the following biochemical disciplines: Bioenergetics, Protein Structure and Function, Enzymes, Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins, Integration of metabolism, Steroid Metabolism, are preferred and encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with experience or an interest in developing educational scholarship are preferred and encouraged to apply.
  • Recent graduates of teaching track PhD programs will be considered and are encouraged to apply. 

Lewis Katz School of Medicine


Established in 1901, Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine is one of the nation’s leading medical schools and Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, it is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania; and according to U.S. News & World Report, it is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the country. It educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students annually.


LKSOM has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists, The school’s home base in Philadelphia is a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that feature state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease and other strategic priorities, the school conducts investigations to break new ground – and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit. Fully accredited, LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs.


Procedure for Candidacy


To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application,.


Application materials must include a curriculum vitae (CV); a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. All documents must be in PDF format.


Please address your application to: Dr. Steven Popoff, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Education and Data Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), C/O Jessica N. Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, LKSOM, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu  


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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