Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Simmons University
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 12, 2021

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Field of specialization
Inorganic, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
Salary Band
$70,000 - $79,999
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Position Name: Associate Professor of Chemistry 

Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)


Location: Simmons Main Campus in Boston, Massachusetts


Department: Chemistry and Physics


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About the Opportunity:


The Department of Chemistry and Physics seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry, with teaching competency that includes inorganic and general chemistry courses.


About Simmons University:


Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. 


 The Department of Chemistry & Physics is housed in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience: One of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.




The successful candidate will be expected to teach descriptive inorganic and general chemistry courses as well as upper level electives, along with a willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses in the Honors and General Education (PLAN) programs.  In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain an active research program in inorganic, bioinorganic, or inorganic materials chemistry that involves undergraduate student participation in the research labs.  Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students, participation in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college, and university committees.




Applicants should have a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience or related field, or a PhD expected to be completed by the time of the appointment.  Research interests centering on "science for social good" such as environmental remediation, clean energy, nanomedicine is encouraged as is post-doctoral experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:


Additional qualifications include demonstrated experience in scholarship that includes original research, publications, or participation in other scholarly activities; evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching; and the ability to establish an active research program with undergraduates. The Department values experiential learning, learner-centered educational strategies and strong teaching skills. 



Salary Grade:


Salary Commensurate with experience



Additional Information:


Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices–at all levels, for all positions–ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To learn more about Simmons University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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