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Assistant Professor – Bioorganic Chemistry

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Assistant Professor – Bioorganic Chemistry  

Department of Chemistry

University of Massachusetts – Boston

Boston, MA

Full Time

Job no: 510042
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Chemistry
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 22 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in synthetic Bioorganic Chemistry, broadly defined. Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related scientific field, with postdoctoral experience and a strong research record. The successful candidate is expected to establish a highly productive, externally-funded experimental research program. Candidates whose scientific interests complement those of existing faculty within the Department and College, and who can develop cross-disciplinary collaborations, are preferred. Dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required. The Department offers BA, ACS-accredited BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemistry, a BS degree in biochemistry, offered jointly with the Biology Department, and participates in a college-wide Integrative Biosciences PhD program. For more information, please visit Expected start date is Sept. 1, 2022.

All materials must be submitted online at:  

Materials should include (i) a cover letter detailing how the proposed experimental work complements existing research within the Department and College, (ii) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (iii) statement of research plans (3-5 pages), (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy 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 Nov. 15, 2021.

Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Bela Torok, Chair of the Search Committee, at

UMass Boston is recognized nationally as a global majority campus devoted to social justice and equality. UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer, and applicants from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the chemical and biochemical sciences are encouraged to apply.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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.

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