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Associate Professor in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The salary will reflect the academic rank of the position and the experience of the applicant.
Closing date
Oct 2, 2021

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Drexel University invites applications for an Associate Professor with tenure in Chemical Biology or Biochemistry. The successful candidate will have already established a vigorous and well-funded research program that focusses on exploring and/or engineering complex biological systems. She/he will continue and expand her/his vigorous, externally-funded interdisciplinary research program at Drexel. We expect her/him to seek collaborations with research groups across the university. With her/his teaching and research the candidate will initiate the development of a curriculum in Chemical Biology or Biochemistry. She/he will oversee this development which will have a major influence on the future direction the department will take with respect to life-science/bio-oriented research. Regarding teaching, the candidate will be in charge of undergraduate major and graduate courses in chemical biology and/or biochemistry. We expect a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and an equally strong readiness and capability to mentor undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students as well as junior faculty hired subsequently in this area. Drexel University and the Department of Chemistry are committed to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values shared by all our community members. More details about the position, the department and the university can be found at Drexel Careers ( For questions regarding the position, the department, and/or the university please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner at  Applications including a curriculum vitae, a summary of proposed research topics, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least 3 references should be submitted to Drexel Careers. Letters of reference/recommendation will be requested from candidates who are invited for a remote Zoom interview. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Applications received by October 1, 2021 will be given priority consideration. Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered.


My primary appointment is at Drexel College of Medicine in the Pharmacology & Physiology; and I have secondary appointment in the Dept of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. I have collaborations with many of the best neuroscientists around the world as we do interdisplinary science using organic chemistry and live animal imaging to study diseases.
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