Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Des Moines, Iowa
Sep 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at Drake University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning August 2020, in the area of biochemistry.  Required: a PhD or ABD in Biochemistry or related field.  Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong interest in teaching undergraduates and the potential to establish an active research program that engages undergraduate students.  Teaching duties will include an introductory chemistry class as well as courses in biochemistry.  Drake University has an ACS-certified chemistry major, a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major (BCMB), and a biophysics concentration.

To apply visit Hire Touch at and submit:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to increasing inclusivity and recognition of diversity in the classroom and across campus.  Also required are three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which can speak to teaching ability).  Questions may be directed by email to Colin Cairns, the search chair, at  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Drake University is located in Des Moines, Iowa, a diverse and vibrant capital city.  Des Moines has been named the “Best City for Young Professionals” by Forbes Magazine and has also been noted by Parenting Magazine on its "Best Cities for Families" list in recent years.  Drake has also been acknowledged by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.”  Drake’s HR page at provides information on work environment, employee benefits, faculty development, and the Greater Des Moines area.