Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Kingston, Rhode Island
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Dec 02, 2020
Jan 01, 2021
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The position is academic year, full-time, tenure-track, permanent.

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 2021 academic year. 

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 (F00214).  Please attach only the 4 PDF documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages), (#2) Curriculum vitae with contact information for three professional references, (#3) Statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and

(#4) “Other document” to include the following: 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; as well as list of required capital equipment needed for startup including cost estimates; and a statement addressing the candidate’s experiences and commitment to diversity.  

Important: Please have 3 letters of recommendation sent by email only. Please direct all letters of recommendation and inquiries to

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by March 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (March 15, 2021) 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.