Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Kingston, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Aug 07, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
Field of specialization
Green Chemistry, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Organic Chemistry, broadly-defined, beginning in the fall of 2020. 

The successful candidate will teach chemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level; advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate level; conduct research in collaboration with both undergraduate and graduate students; serve on departmental and university level committees.

The Chemistry Department offers programs leading to BS, BA, MS and PhD degrees.  The Chemistry Department moved into a new facility in 2016.  The Beaupre Center (URI Chemistry Building) is a 135,000 square foot facility for teaching and research.  This excellent environment for research collaborations houses extensive new instrumentation in a shared user facility; researchers in the Chemistry Department have no-cost access to high field NMR, GC-MS, FTIR, HPLC, fluorimetry and LC-MS in addition to materials characterization instrumentation.  For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00154).  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your electronic Faculty Employment Application:  (#1) Cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages),  (#2) Curriculum vitae which should include contact information for three professional references, (#3) Statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and (#4) “Other Document” to include the following and scanned as one complete PDF: description of research program that begins with a 1 page executive summary followed by a proposal for a research program of maximum length 5 pages; list of required capital equipment needed for startup including cost estimates.

Note:  Please have 3 letters of recommendation sent by email to:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.