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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 17, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at St. Mary’s University is inviting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry.  The position is expected to begin August 2022.  A Ph.D. in a relevant field or completion of such prior to employment and prior teaching experience are required.  Primary teaching responsibilities include Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory, but the candidate may also participate in General Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and research, including seeking external funding.  The successful candidate will participate in Department and University committees and meetings, advise undergraduate majors, and take part in service activities outside the Department.  The Department is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment.

St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at with the option to upload supporting documents electronically.  Along with the application please submit (1) a cover letter addressing interest in position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official graduate transcript confirming degree, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a two-page research proposal, and (6) candidates selected for interview will be asked to send two letters of reference to: Dr. Susan Oxley, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas, 78228-8574. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check.

St. Mary’s University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.


Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary, Marianists, St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. St. Mary’s has been cited for high graduation rates among Texas colleges and is ranked among the best in the West Region for value and academic quality by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. St. Mary’s fosters a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society.
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