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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

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Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of Delaware

Newark, DE

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (, in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks multiple tenure-track assistant faculty in the areas of chemistry or biochemistry who will establish an externally funded and highly visible research programs with a biomedical emphasis. Faculty research interests should synergize with an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on the Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutic Leads (

Applicants with diverse research interests will be considered including those working in the broadly defined areas of chemical biology, chemical synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and molecular and cellular imaging. Ideal applicants will also synergize with our center’s current faculty who span the areas of chemical biology, organic synthesis, glycobiology, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, and computation.

Our Department and University strongly encourage applications from diverse groups and backgrounds including women, LGBTQ people, racial and ethnic minorities, and all other groups underrepresented in the chemical sciences; we seek to enhance both the breadth of biomedical research in our department and the diversity of our faculty. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a robust graduate program with nearly 200 Ph.D. students. The research environment is strengthened by NIH-funded INBRE and Center for Translational Research Awards, an NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 training grant, and an NSF-funded MRSEC center. The University offers state-of-the-art core facilities in NMR, mass spectrometry, proteomics, bioimaging, X-ray crystallography, high-throughput experimentation (HTE), custom chemical synthesis, genomics, bioinformatics, nanofabrication, data science center, and materials characterization ( Faculty will be provided with a competitive, ‘hard-funded’ salary and start-up package.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 15, 2021 for full consideration. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of current and long-term research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references at reference Job ID: 497025. Any questions can be directed to Susan Cheadle ( or to Dr. Joseph Fox (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters will be requested at time of application submission.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


One of the oldest institutions of higher education in this country, the University of Delaware today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant and Space-Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. Please visit our website at
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