Open Positions


The Department of Chemistry has built a strong network to support our students’ career development by establishing relationships with potential employers and offering career counseling through faculty mentoring. The department has a very active undergraduate research program, teaches courses for chemistry career planning and service outreach, and also offers the opportunity for undergraduates to teach. Students are also encouraged to explore careers by volunteering, joining professional organizations, and studying abroad.

The Department of Chemistry also offers a variety of employment opportunities such as academics, scientist positions, laboratory technicians, administrative and information technology support, purchasing, technical services (machinists, electronics, glass blowers), student and teaching services, and much more.


Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University (https://www.chem.indiana.edu/) invites applications for a position beginning August 2020 at the rank the Assistant Professor.  We welcome applicants from any area of chemistry with research goals that can align with Indiana University’s emerging Center for Chemical Biology and Biotherapeutics pillar of the Precision Health Initiative (PHI; https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/precision-health/index.html).  The PHI is a large collaboration that includes faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, and the Indiana University School of Medicine.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity be a trainer in our NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) training program in Quantitative and Chemical Biology (http://www.chem.indiana.edu/qcb/).

A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a visible, externally funded research program. Primary teaching responsibilities will be consistent with the expertise of the candidate and will include both graduate and undergraduate courses. Applications completed by October 6, 2019 will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a summary of future research plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation to (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8313). Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze, Faculty Search Committee Chair (chemchr@indiana.edu).  The Department of Chemistry and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Endowed Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University (http://www.chem.indiana.edu) invites applications for the Veronica Siedle Chair in Inorganic Chemistry, an endowed tenure-track faculty position starting August, 2019. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates with cross-disciplinary research interests are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have demonstrated exceptional leadership roles and scholarly success in their field, will have an outstanding track record in research including peer-reviewed publications and external funding, and will be expected to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates at the level of both associate and full professor will be considered. Applications received by October 15, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement (5 page limit emphasizing current and planned research, and contributions to their research field), a list of three (or more) references, and up to 3 pdfs of published and/or submitted manuscripts using the submissions link at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6531 For questions about the application procedure please contact Prof. Jeremy Smith (chemchr@indiana.edu) or by mail at, Department of Chemistry, 800 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.

The Department of Chemistry and The College of Arts and Sciences are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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