Assistant Professor - Chemistry Department

Seattle, WA
Salary is Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Sep 15, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Biotechnical, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science & Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning September 2018. Candidates should have interdisciplinary research interests in chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biomaterials, or other molecular life sciences.

The ACS approved Chemistry Department at Seattle University offers bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.  Successful applicants must have interests that support research and teaching in the College of Science and Engineering and will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that emphasizes undergraduate research. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service to the College and/or University. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in at least two of the following areas: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. There are also opportunities to develop interdisciplinary courses for majors and non-majors.

Minimum Requirements:  A Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or highly related discipline, promise of teaching excellence, and a commitment to undergraduate research are essential. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements that address 1) teaching philosophy and 2) proposed research that include possible contributions to the departmental and University missions, and the names and contact information for three references.  Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application.

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Joe Langenhan at Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017.  Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.