Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

U Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Jul 31, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond seeks to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biochemistry, beginning in August 2018.  We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in biophysical or bioorganic chemistry, and/or who can contribute to our interdisciplinary science offerings. The individual we seek will be a highly effective teacher and will be expected to establish and maintain an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduates. A Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral training is strongly preferred. The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private, primarily undergraduate institution offering ACS-certified degrees. The Chemistry Department graduates more than 45 chemistry and BMB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) majors each year and is staffed with faculty who are committed teachers and active research scientists.  Our excellent support staff, instrumentation, and modern facilities are conducive to supporting a high level of teaching and research activity. 

Applicants must apply online at and will be asked to submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their teaching interests and philosophy, a statement describing their research agenda, copies of academic transcripts, and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University's Human Resources Department. Review of applications will commence September 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals.  For more information on the department and its programs, see Questions about the search should be addressed to