Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
commensurate with experience
Oct 09, 2020
Dec 08, 2020
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Massachusetts Boston


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry with a strong record of experimental research. Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related scientific field, with an established research track record in organometallic catalysis or bio-inorganic systems preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish a highly productive, externally-funded experimental research program and, thus, must demonstrate the ability to establish an independent research focus. Candidates whose scientific interests complement those of existing faculty within the Department and College, and who can develop cross-disciplinary collaborations, are strongly preferred. Strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching is also required and must be reflective of a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Expected start date is September 1, 2021. 

The Department offers BA, ACS-accredited BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemistry and a BS degree in biochemistry, offered jointly with the Biology Department. The doctoral program includes tracks in the traditional areas of chemistry, plus a signature track in Green Chemistry. Chemistry faculty also participate in college-wide interdisciplinary graduate PhD programs in computational science and integrative biosciences. The Department currently has eleven tenure-track and tenured faculty members. The newly appointed faculty member will be assigned a laboratory space in the recently opened Integrated Science Complex (ISC), which also houses the Department’s shared instrument facilities. All chemistry teaching laboratories are housed in the newly opened University Hall. For more information, please see our website at

Application instructions:

Candidates should submit (i) a cover letter detailing how their proposed experimental work would complement existing research within the Department and College, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a detailed statement of research plans (3-5 pages), (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy along with a description of teaching experience and preferred teaching area(s), and (v) a diversity statement that reflects the candidate’s experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by Dec. 11, 2020. Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Jonathan Rochford, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

For more information, or to apply, please visit:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston normally does not provide H-1B visa sponsorship for non-academic positions.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

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