Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Towson, Maryland
Aug 30, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
Field of specialization
Organic, Organometallic
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2019.


A PhD in Organic Chemistry is required. Postdoctoral experience and/or undergraduate teaching experience is highly desired. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests complement existing strengths in total synthesis and organometallic chemistry, but strong candidates in all areas of organic chemistry will receive full consideration. Candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students are encouraged to apply.  


The standard instructional workload is seven to eight (7-8) course units. Research active faculty may request to replace one course unit with their research activity. Faculty will be assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching general chemistry at the introductory level and may have the opportunity to teach upper-level courses in their area of expertise. The applicant is expected to establish a competitive research program involving undergraduate students, and to pursue extramural funding.

Department of Chemistry:

The Department of Chemistry ( is ACS accredited, with 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty actively engaged in externally funded research involving undergraduates and graduate students. The department enrolls over 400 undergraduates in chemistry, forensic chemistry and chemistry secondary education, and 45 graduate students in the Forensic Science Masters Program. The department supports interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (MB3). Additional collaborative opportunities may be available with science faculty in the departments of Biology, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences (PAGS).

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Priority will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2018 when the review of applications will formally begin.  To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a three-page statement of your research interests and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as a single PDF (portable document format) file to

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to the same address, or to:

Dr. Tim Brunker – Organic Chemistry Search

Department of Chemistry

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tim Brunker,

A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-3218.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply