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Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in synthetic organic chemistry, broadly defined, with expertise in synthetic methodology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, catalysis, green chemistry, natural product synthesis, or polymer synthesis, with an intended start date of Fall 2021. The candidate will be encouraged to participate in the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery ( ), and/or the Macromolecules Innovation Institute ( ).  For more information and to apply online here.

Multiple Positions 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus

Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work.   Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact.  We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community.  It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI’s reputation for excellence.

Technician (For more details and to apply online here.)
Specialist (For more details and to apply online here.)
Postdoc (For more deails and to apply online here.)

Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

The College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The College comprises six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.  Appointments may be in one department or cross-disciplinary within or beyond the College, across the University. The research area is open but should align with departmental disciplines (Research).  Areas of research could include, but are not limited to:

Environment, Ecology and Sustainability; Human Health; Brain Function, Cognition and Mind; Development, Regeneration and Aging; Inherited or Infectious Diseases; -Omic approaches; Natural and Designed Chemicals and Materials; AI and machine learning applied to scientific challenges; Biophysics, Particle Physics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Network Science.

The College is seeking to give candidates with demonstrated potential the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. Northeastern is a Research 1 university, located in the heart of Boston, a leading academic, cultural, and progressive city and a center of innovation. Opportunities to collaborate extend beyond the University.  In the College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each member belongs. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success. For more information about the College of Science, please visit College of Science.

For more details and to apply online here.

Teacher of Chemistry
Dulwich College

September 2021

An academically selective independent boys’ school with a tradition of inspired teaching, genuine scholarship and co-curricular breadth, Dulwich College is situated in a 70 acre campus in South East London. 

A dynamic and able graduate Chemistry teacher is required to teach Years 7 to 13. 

Closing date: 4.00pm on Friday 5 February 2021 with interviews taking place on Friday 12 February 2021. 

Further details are available from or by contacting or here.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level. Charity 1150064.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions- Biochemistry/Chemical Biology, Energy/Environmental Chemistry, Aritificial Intelligence in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
National University of Singapore

The Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in all chemistry disciplines, with preferences in the following areas:

Successful candidates would be expected to

  • have a Ph.D. in chemistry or relevant disciplines and preferentially with postdoctoral experience

  • possess a strong track record of publications

  • establish an internationally recognized research program

  • be competitive for external research funding

  • have a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and

  • supervise undergraduate, master and doctoral students

Interested candidates should email the following as soon as possible to Ms June Chan (

  • CV with a complete list of publications
  • Three letters of reference including one from the applicant’s main supervisor (to be sent directly by the external referees to The letters of reference should address the following questions with reference to the candidate:

1) "How do you compare [the candidate] with other recent graduates of your programme, specifically, [list

graduates with good placements]?"

2) "To which departments in the National Research Council (NRC) list

( would you recommend the candidate for tenure-track


  • ·A statement of research and a 3-page research plan with a proposed start-up research budget and utilization plan


Lafayette College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Position Description
Available:  July 2021

Teaching Responsibilities

The Lafayette College Department of Chemistry is searching for a tenure-track faculty member to join the department for the 2020-2021 academic year. We seek an organic chemist who will complement our current expertise with shared teaching duties in the organic chemistry sequence. The individual will also contribute to courses in introductory chemistry and the Lafayette Common Course of Study. Successful candidates are expected to develop an active experimental research program involving undergraduate students that complements other areas of research emphasis in the department. The position will be at the assistant professor rank. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, and postdoctoral and full-course teaching experience are preferred.

Applicants should identify in their application materials departmental courses that they are well qualified to teach. We anticipate that the successful applicant will teach in the general chemistry course sequence, and may develop a new first year seminar course or other contribution to the Lafayette Common Course of Study. Additional specific teaching assignments will depend upon the successful candidate's specific expertise, interests, prior teaching experience, and departmental staffing considerations.

For more details and to apply online here.

Tenured/tenure-Track Faculty (4 positions)
Northeastern University

Carbon neutral and carbon negative technologies as applied to sustainable energy and materials

Analytical or environmental chemistry with a focus on plastics

Computational modeling related to multiscale mechanobiology, cell-cell, or cell-substrate interfaces (with College of Engineering)

Mechanobiology at the molecular, cellular, tissue and/or whole organism scales. (with College of Engineering)

Biomolecular Nanomaterials Scientist – 91444
Organization: MF-Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Scientist to work jointly at the Molecular Foundry and the Joint Genome Institute, both of which are Department of Energy National User Facilities that serve a broad and diverse scientific community. This is a full Principal Investigator position with an expectation to spend equal time divided between user support and running a thriving, original research program that utilizes the advanced scientific capabilities at both User Facilities. This is an opportunity to join a diverse and vibrant research community dedicated to cutting-edge science in a collaborative, inclusive environment. Berkeley Lab strongly supports a team-science environment, and the position will work with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff across multiple disciplines.

Appy here.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry 
University of North Texas

The Department of Chemistry at UNT invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.  The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and has an expected start date of August 2021. 

We are seeking individuals who have a record of research accomplishment and compelling ideas for building an independent research program in any area of computational/theoretical chemistry.  Candidates whose research complements or builds upon existing strengths in the department are especially encouraged to apply.  The selected individual will interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within the Chemistry department and in other disciplines, contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative computational research at UNT.  Development of a nationally and internationally visible, funded research program is expected.  The new faculty member will have access to computing resources and collaborative opportunities through the Center for Advanced Scientific Modeling (CASCaM,, a multi-departmental group centered in the Chemistry Department which supports research, education, training, and outreach in computational science.   
Applicants should submit materials by visiting and searching for posting number F310P, or by following this link.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement are requested.  In addition, please supply names and contact information for three professional references, and arrange for reference letters to be emailed to with “Assistant Professor” in the email subject line.  Evaluation of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.   For more information, please visit websites for the UNT College of Science and the Department of Chemistry


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in analytical chemistry
Western Washington University

Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in­­ analytical chemistry beginning September 16, 2021.  The Chemistry Department and the College of Sciences and Engineering support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this faculty position.  Attached is a short handout with more information about the position.  A full job description and online application may be found at:
Review of applications begins December 15, 2020; position open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the search committee co-chair, Prof. Steven Emory, at


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in organic chemistry

Idaho State University

The Department of Chemistry at Idaho State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2021. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or related fields. The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibility in organic and secondary teaching responsibility in the candidate’s specialties. A research program involving undergraduate and master’s students and pursuit of external funding is required. Teaching experience at a university level or postdoctoral experience is a plus. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position includes a startup package and competitive benefits.
Key Responsibilities
At Idaho State University, formal faculty workload is 60% teaching, 20% service and 20% research. For this position, the teaching responsibilities will include organic chemistry and special topics courses (in candidate’s expert fields), including laboratory courses.  To apply, please visit the website.

Tenure track Assistant Professorship in the areas of physical chemistry, chemical biology and organic chemistry
University of Southern California

The Department of Chemistry in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the areas of physical chemistry, chemical biology and organic chemistry, to start August 16, 2021. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience.

The Chemistry Department is highly collaborative and holds diversity, equity and inclusiveness as core values. Candidates that will contribute to the excellence as well as diversity of our academic community are strongly encouraged. We are committed to supporting the family needs of faculty and encourage candidates from non-traditional career paths and those that have demonstrated commitments to advancing diversity and inclusion through their career. Candidates have access to USC Provost's Assistant Professor Fellowship, which can provide additional time, research support and resources to transform their scholarship into extraordinary platforms for their own independent research prior to start of the tenure clock. The Department also offers flexibility in appointment start date. Candidates at any early career stage are encouraged to apply here.

Tenure Track Position in Phiysical Chemistry
(Potential) Tenure Track Position in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology

Trinity College

Trinity College is seeking potential candidates for a tenure-track position in physical chemistry and a second potential tenure-track opening in the areas of organic chemistry or chemical biology at Trinity College. This second position could be made possible by the College's renewed Special Opportunity Hire program, which endeavors to recruit "scholars and teachers of exceptional achievement or promise who will diversify the faculty." Both positions would begin in the Fall 2022 semester.  The Department of Chemistry at Trinity is committed to recruiting, interviewing and hiring diverse candidates for both positions.

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in Connecticut's capital city of Hartford. Our student body is diverse, coming from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the U.S. and internationally. Our faculty combine teaching excellence with productive research programs that engage undergraduate students. Trinity College is located in an urban environment and nearby institutions include Hartford Hospital, the Institute of Living, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and University of Connecticut Medical School. Researchers at these institutions often have active collaborations with Trinity faculty. The Chemistry Department is exceptionally well-equipped for both teaching and research; our current shared instrumentation is detailed at http://commons.trincoll edu/chemistrv/instruments/.
We are seeking applicants who would excel at teaching in their area of expertise and in our introductory courses, and who would establish or continue a productive research program that meaningfully involved undergraduate co-workers. 
To apply, please contact:
Timothy Curran
Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry and Chair
Telephone: 860-297-5276

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemistry
The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

The Department of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track position starting August 2021. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. TCNJ has been recognized as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For 2018” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. TCNJ’s Division of Inclusive Excellence,, houses several faculty and staff affinity groups including the Minority Executive Council, Women’s Professional Network, Parenting Network, LGBTQ+ Pride, and Multicultural Greek Affinity Group.

We seek a broadly trained chemist who has the potential to establish a highly visible undergraduate research program and will be passionate about teaching chemistry at every level of the curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate’s training should qualify them to teach chemistry courses in the biochemistry and/or analytical curriculum and develop innovative, upper-level courses that complement and diversify the department’s offerings. Teaching responsibilities will also include rotation through the general chemistry and/or organic chemistry curriculum. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy have the potential to collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the School of Science and at TCNJ. The successful candidates will also demonstrate dedication to inclusive excellence in STEM and higher education.

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2020. The review will continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.  To apply, please visit the website.

Faculty Position
Wayne State University

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for tenure-track faculty in Analytical Chemistry, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or interdisciplinary research within these fields, with appointment beginning in August 2021. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and productive faculty dedicated to teaching and research excellence and will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the department, as well as collaborative opportunities throughout the main campus, with the medical school, and with local industry. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the cultural center of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities and prepares students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your application materials merged into a single pdf at (job posting number 045247). Candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans, statements of teaching philosophy and diversity, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from the recommender to Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.