Chemical Notations

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

The University of Washington Tacoma

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent research program involving undergraduates.

At the University of Washington-Tacoma, we value excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. We are seeking candidates in the area of Organic Chemistry with a focus on synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, or some related field with applications that will contribute to our B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. We especially encourage candidates with expertise in synthetic approaches to biomolecules and pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, and/or environmental health to apply.

The successful candidate will be committed to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underrepresented populations using innovative undergraduate teaching and research experiences. Curricular responsibilities include developing and teaching lecture and laboratory courses in our core science curriculum in organic chemistry as well as upper division elective courses.

This position primarily supports a rapidly growing B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and an interdisciplinary B.S. in Environmental Science. It also provides courses required for admission to graduate and professional programs in health sciences, biology or chemistry, and environmental sciences and contributes to other majors at UW Tacoma such as Nursing and Health Care Leadership.

The position begins September 16, 2019, requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in a related field, and is contingent on funding. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

As a campus of the University of Washington, we offer substantial opportunities to collaborate on innovative and interdisciplinary research, teaching and community engagement. SIAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors.  We especially welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. Our thriving downtown campus serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small (5000 student) campus setting. Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

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Academic Professional Lecturer (APL)

The Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an extended term Academic Professional Lecturer (APL) in analytical and physical chemistry. The successful candidate will have a 1+1 teaching load in general chemistry and will manage the undergraduate analytical and physical chemistry laboratories. The exact responsibilities for the two teaching laboratories will differ slightly but typically involve experiment development, purchasing supplies, weekly laboratory setup, managing teaching assistants including weekly meetings, composing and updating laboratory manuals, instrument maintenance, and general maintenance of the laboratory space. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to services at the departmental, college and university levels, as well as participate in student advising and divisional meetings as needed.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start Fall 2019 and will be filled at the Assistant APL level (6 year renewable terms via 9-month appointments).

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. Some of the teaching laboratories the successful candidate will be involved with are located in the recently completed state-of-the-art Enzi Undergraduate Laboratory Facility ( In addition, we anticipate the chosen applicant to have new opportunities for modernizing the senior level analytical and physical teaching laboratories as part of the Science Initiative program ( that is currently underway at the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. or equivalent in chemistry or a closely related field of study
  • Ability to maintain safe and clean teaching and instrumental laboratory environment
  • Ability to effectively present information (both verbal and written) to students, university staff and faculty

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • A strong understanding of principles relevant to quantitative chemical analysis, instrumental methods, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and spectroscopy
  • A strong background in practical laboratory operations relevant to an undergraduate analytical and physical teaching laboratory. This includes experience with operation, troubleshooting and basic repair of instrumentation such as spectrophotometer, electrochemical analyzer, ICP, GC, LASER, STM/AFM, EPR etc.

Required Materials:

Complete the online application and upload as one document: a cover letter, a CV listing relevant analytical/physical laboratory experience, graduate level analytical/physical coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to The online application can be completed at

Professor of Biochemistry (Open-Rank)

Soka University of America

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Professorship (open-rank) in Biochemistry beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to excite and interest students in small classroom and laboratory settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship. This position will support SUA’s new Concentration in Life Sciences and Pre-Health Program to be housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include developing and teaching new biochemistry and interdisciplinary classroom and/or laboratory courses for these programs. In addition, the faculty member may develop and teach courses designed for students not concentrating in Life Science that meet the General Education course requirements in “The Natural World.” All faculty members also teach at least one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary General Education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions see our catalog at All courses should engage students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes. The teaching load per academic year is five courses.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission.

Qualifications: Applicants from all fields of biochemistry are welcome with preference for interdisciplinary researchers in fields relevant to our new life sciences concentration, which is designed to prepare students for careers in biology, medicine and public health. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or an appropriate area, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization, such as organic chemistry and other chemistry courses, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications:  December 7, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy (which should also address how the candidate would fulfill the teaching responsibilities described above), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of research interests and three confidential letters of recommendation to be addressed to Bryan Penprase, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty and submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Department of ChemistryUniversity of Kentucky

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position to start Fall 2019. We encourage candidates with research in the broad areas of biological chemistry or materials chemistry, and with the ability to take advantage of collaborative opportunities in the Department and on-campus. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience (minimum of six months) is required.

Interested applicants should apply online at: Applicants must include
the following: 1) CV, 2) Research Prospectus, including startup budget estimate and brief description of how the candidate will collaborate and deepen and broaden our strengths in materials or biochem (upload under Specific Request 1), 3) Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy (upload under Specific Request 2), and 4) a statement on inclusivity (upload under Specific Request 3): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions about this search should be addressed to Mark Meier, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky (

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2018. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans,
individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry

University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno is hiring for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) with an anticipated start date of 07/01/2019. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active and innovative, externally funded experimental research program in analytical chemistry, broadly defined. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate level courses in analytical, physical, and general chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. The department has 17 full-time, tenure-track and four lecturer faculty members, housed in a four-story building with state-of-the-art research facilities. Undergraduate laboratory courses are taught in our modern instructional facilities in the nearby Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Additional information about the department can be found on its website:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Department of Chemistry, Ball State University

Ball State University Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August 16, 2019 in areas of biochemistry including but not limited to bioorganic, bioinorganic, biophysics and chemical biology. Major responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the area of biochemistry as well as introductory chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in the area of biochemistry which complements the department’s existing research programs and can be externally funded.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic)

Department of Chemistry, Ball State University

Ball State University Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August 16, 2019 in areas of organic, including but not limited to synthetic organic, physical organic, bioorganic, organometallic and polymers. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in the area of organic chemistry as well as introductory chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in the area of organic chemistry which compliments the department’s existing research programs and can be externally funded.

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Assistant Professo, Experimental Physical Chemistry

Chemistry Department, University of North Texas

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas is seeking outstanding faculty candidates at the Assistant Professor level in any area of experimental physical chemistry.  This includes biophysical chemistry and other interdisciplinary areas grounded in physical chemistry.

Applications may be submitted by following the link in the official job posting.

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university with a diverse population of 38,000 students.  UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.   The UNT Chemistry Department is entering a growth phase, with plans to hire an endowed Welch Chair in Chemistry and up to 10 additional tenure-track faculty over the next five years.  Our department has a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, with specific strengths in computational chemistry, photochemistry, and materials chemistry.  New faculty will have access to our world-class High-Performance Computing infrastructure and will have opportunities to interface with growing emphasis areas in chemical biology and interdisciplinary energy science.

Analytical Chemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

The High Explosives Science and Technology group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to support energetic material analysis within the group and across the laboratory. The work will involve analyzing materials, developing new methods, carrying out original research and publishing results in peer reviewed journals. The work will also involve working with technical staff across the laboratory to carry out energetic sample analysis. These activities also require supporting the daily operations of the Energetic Materials Analytical Team (sample management, work prioritization, etc).
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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Chemistry Department, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

The Chemistry Department at the College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John’s University invites applications for a tenure track position to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will join a cohort in teaching principles of reactivity across inorganic, organic and biological chemistry as part of our innovative curriculum ( Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry and should be able to contribute to in-depth teaching in the area of chemical biology or biochemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be supported through departmental mentoring and training to develop inclusive and interactive pedagogy as well as an externally funded research program for undergraduates. Strong candidates will therefore demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, an ability to reach diverse learners in small class and laboratory settings, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to provide constructive feedback and a desire to work as a team across multi-section courses and labs. The chemistry faculty form a diverse and collaborative 12-member department with an active research program featuring modern facilities, robust instrumentation, and cross-disciplinary interests. Approximately 40 chemistry and biochemistry majors graduate each year. The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


Applications are accepted online at . Applicants must submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of their philosophy of teaching (including experience with a wide range of pedagogies to engage and support a diverse group of students)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Description of research interest that you would pursue at CSB/SJU
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Copies of all transcripts.

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John’s University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employers

Senior Lecturer Position

Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University is hiring a full-time Senior Lecturer (non-tenure track) to begin in 2019. Primary duties for this position will include teaching undergraduate-level organic and general chemistry courses (lectures and laboratories). Additional responsibilities may include assistance in curriculum development, advising undergraduate chemistry majors, assistance with the Chemistry Learning Center, and/or serving as chemistry liaison to the University’s Office for Teaching and Learning. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates should submit: a) letter of interest, b) curriculum vitae, c) teaching philosophy, and d) diversity statement. Please submit your application materials merged into one pdf at (job posting number 043830). In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart 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 preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August, 2019. We particularly invite Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry applicants with experimental research interests that complement existing strengths of the department and will help grow our signature programs in energy science and environmental security, quantum science and technology, or nanobiotechnology. Successful candidates will be expected to develop vigorous externally funded research programs, and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Chemistry and Biochemistry is a key department in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Our faculty participate in major University Centers and Institutes, including the NanoCenter, the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR), the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), and the Institute for Physical Science & Technology (IPST), and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, NASA and NIST. The University is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is situated in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Maryland’s 270 Technology Corridor. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty who will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of educational interests, and three references, must be submitted electronically to:

Qualifications: Scholars who will build highly acclaimed research programs and achieve excellence in education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related discipline, demonstrated research accomplishments, and experience in teaching/mentoring in the chemical sciences, broadly defined.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018. We will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.
Direct inquiries and/or nominations to, Chair of Faculty Search Committee.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University

The Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for experimental scientists, one in the area of Organic, and the other in Physical/Analytical Chemistry. The positions are subject to availability of funds with a tentative start date of August 2019. Reviews will begin October 15, 2018.

Application Process: The Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Experimental Chemistry, one in the area of Organic and the other in Physical/Analytical. The positions are subject to availability of funds with a tentative start date of August 2019. Review of files will begin October 15, 2018. Application materials can be emailed to or sent to the Chemistry Search Committee, 107 Physical Sciences I, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. The Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to email or send to the same address. Research Plan: The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded program in either Organic or Physical/Analytical chemistry. The research plan should describe your research experience, ideas, implementation or approach. The plan can range from a well-developed research proposal to a cohesive collection of research ideas. However, the plan should have sufficient detail to give confidence to the Faculty that you will be successful in developing a nationally recognized and externally funded research program and justify the expenditure of startup funds. The research component should focus on graduate students, but also provide opportunities for undergraduate research. Teaching: The candidates are expected to teach both Graduate and Undergraduate classes with a course load equal to that of other research active Faculty in the department. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy. For the Organic position, undergraduate classes include Organic Chemistry and its associated laboratory component. For the Physical/Analytical Chemistry position, the ability to teach within the Physical Chemistry subdivision is preferred, including undergraduate Physical Chemistry and its associated laboratory class. Graduate courses include both core courses in our Graduate program and special topics.
Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-verify employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus. Please see for more information.

Analytical Chemistry Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Analytical Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in any area of analytical or bio-analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to those whose research focuses on mass spectrometry. Applicants who are interested in interacting with and further developing the nationally recognized undergraduate forensic chemistry program at Ohio University will also be welcomed.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, develop advanced graduate courses in their research specialty, and establish a nationally prominent, externally funded research program.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry or related field by the start date of the appointment.

Assistant Professor – Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Appointees will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally supported research program and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in a relevant field. Applicants should upload application materials, including a cover letter, CV, research proposal, and statement of teaching philosophy at for consideration. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email to to complete the application. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer; minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply. Florida State University’s equal opportunity statement can be viewed at: