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.


Two Non-Tenure Track Lecturer Positions in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology or Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University invites applications for two non-tenure track lecturer positions in biochemistry, chemical biology or organic chemistry starting in Fall 2019. These appointments will be considered at the level of Lecturer or Visiting Lecturer. The Visiting Lecturer position will be for a 2-year period. Successful candidates will teach lower-level undergraduate courses in general chemistry and upper-level undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field, and applications from candidates with prior teaching experience are especially encouraged. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications completed by December 15, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the review will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (emphasizing teaching experience), and a statement of teaching philosophy as a single PDF file, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to (http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7064)Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Professor Martha Oakley, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405, chemchair@indiana.edu. The College of Arts and Sciences is 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.


Assistant or Associate Professors

Departments of Computer Science and of Chemistry

The School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (SICE), and the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), Indiana University, Bloomington, are inviting applications for two new tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the fields of computational and systems biology as a part of cluster hires under the Precision Health Initiative (PHI), one of Indiana University’s Grand Challenge initiatives (https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/precision-health/), a multi-million dollar investment by the university in research that aims to transform biomedical research, health care innovations and the delivery of health interventions in Indiana.

The School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry are interested in candidates specializing in statistical and combinatorial methods for genomic, transcriptomic or proteomic data analysis (e.g. focusing on single cell or single molecule sequencing techniques, 3-D structure of the genome), genome association studies for complex phenotypes, computational network biology (possibly involving molecular and/or cellular networks), as well as emerging areas of potential significance in biomedicine (e.g. integrative analysis of molecular imaging and omics data). The Department of Chemistry is further interested in candidates specializing in computational structural biology or mass spectrometry-based computational systems biology. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or a related field is required. Successful candidates will be expected to develop or already have 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 December 1, 2018 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/6606

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Yuzhen Ye (yye@indiana.edu) or Prof. David Giedroc (chemchr@iu.edu).

We encourage candidates who share our vision of transforming biomedical research through innovative computational approaches, in close collaboration with our partners within the PHI, to apply.  Appointments will be made either entirely in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (in either the Department of Computer Science or Intelligent Systems Engineering), or the Department of Chemistry, depending on the expertise of the successful faculty candidate.   Under exceptional circumstances, a joint position may be offered.  Regardless of the appointing department, we envision that successful candidates will actively engage with faculty in both School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry.

The College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science and Intelligent Systems Engineering and SICE at Indiana University, 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.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6724


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.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6598


Administrative Assistant Chair

The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University invites applications for an administrative assistant chair position. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field is required.  Five years management-level experience in a large multifaceted organization or scientific/research-oriented enterprise is preferred.  For candidates with extensive experience in managing complex academic science departments, M.S. or M.E. degrees will also be considered.  Responsibilities will include technical/scientific facilities oversight, advising the technical/scientific components of the annual budgets in consultation with the head of business and the chair, oversight of the academic office, and overseeing the department’s general day-to-day operations.  Applications completed by Oct. 1, 2018 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation be sent to (http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6399) Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Professor Lane Baker, Chair, Administrative Assistant Chair Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405, chemchr@indiana.edu. The Department of Chemistry and 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 or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6550


Assistant or Associate Professor

Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department (MCB) at Indiana University (https://www.chem.indiana.edu/; http://www.indiana.edu/~mcbdept) invite applications for a position beginning August 2019 at the rank the Assistant or Associate Professor.  We are particularly interested in individuals working in the areas of structural biochemistry and/or chemical biology. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary cohort of researchers in the two highly collaborative departments. They will be affiliated with Indiana University’s emerging Center for Chemical Biology and Biotherapeutics (C2B2) organized under the Precision Health Initiative (PHI; https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/precision-health/index.html) in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, and 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 or already have 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 16, 2018 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/6504). Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Suzanne Schwartz (mcbdept@indiana.edu) or Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze, Faculty Search Committee Chair (chemchr@indiana.edu).  The MCB Department, the Department of Chemistry, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University 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 or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6726