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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware



INTRODUCTION/POSITION:  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (, in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks multiple tenure-track assistant faculty in the areas of chemistry or biochemistry who will establish an externally funded and highly visible research program with a biomedical emphasis. Our Department and University strongly encourage applications from diverse groups and backgrounds including women, LGBTQ people, racial and ethnic minorities, and all other groups underrepresented in the chemical sciences; we seek to enhance both the breadth of biomedical research in our department and the diversity of our faculty.


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  We are seeking exceptional candidates in the area of chemistry or biochemistry who will establish an externally funded and highly visible research program with a biomedical emphasis.  Faculty research interests should synergize with an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on the Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutic Leads ( Applicants with diverse research interests will be considered including those working in the broadly defined areas of chemical biology, chemical synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and molecular and cellular imaging. Ideal applicants will also synergize with our center’s current faculty who span the areas of chemical biology, organic synthesis, glycobiology, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, and computation.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in research and will possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field. Faculty will contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Faculty will be provided with a competitive, ‘hard-funded’ salary and start-up package.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AT UD:  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware ( is within the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as home for approximately 30 research faculty, nearly 200 PhD candidates, dozens of undergraduate researchers, and approximately 250 undergraduate majors. Upon joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will work among a dynamic faculty to deepen our fundamental understanding of natural phenomena and address critical challenges facing our society. The research environment is strengthened by NIH-funded INBRE and Center for Translational Research Awards, an NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 training grant, and an NSF-funded MRSEC center. The University offers state-of-the-art core facilities in NMR, mass spectrometry, proteomics, bioimaging, X-ray crystallography, custom chemical synthesis, genomics, bioinformatics, nanofabrication, and materials characterization (

The College of Arts and Sciences ( at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 15, 2021 for full consideration. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of current and long-term research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Any questions can be directed to Susan Cheadle ( or to Dr. Joseph Fox (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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