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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Missouri- St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Assistant Professor level salary plus benefits
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate
Job Type
Full time



The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri – St. Louis invites applicants for an organic chemistry, full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. Candidates with a PhD in organic chemistry and relevant postdoctoral experience along with a productive record of publications will be considered, and with research interests in synthetic organic chemistry and its applications.

The successful candidate will establish a vigorous research effort in synthetic organic chemistry, train and supervise research students at all levels, direct the work of doctoral students, publish their research in peer-reviewed journals and present their work at scientific meetings of regional, national and international scope. They will be expected to seek major external funding for their research. Candidates are expected to have a strong dedication towards excellence in teaching. An Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry will teach courses in organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They may also be expected to teach courses in introductory chemistry depending on the needs of the Department. They will also provide valuable service contributions to their Department, Campus, and their profession.

The department views diversity of all its members as a strength and as an enrichment for the scientific process. We are committed to seeking candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive culture in our department. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Equal Opportunity will be provided for all applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

About the University of Missouri – St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) is the principal public university in the St. Louis area with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. As part of a metropolitan area of almost 3,000,000 people, UMSL has immediate availability to cultural and educational institutions of one of the country’s major centers. The area includes fine museums, libraries, theater and opera companies, symphony orchestras, medical centers, recreational facilities, and a score of public and private universities and colleges. UMSL is an Anchor Institution that is committed to intentionally applying university assets in partnership with community to strengthen the local community and the Saint Louis region. As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish.

About the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to carry out and disseminate the results of original research in fundamental and applied areas of chemistry. The department expects its faculty members to publish the results of research in peer-reviewed publications and at scientific meetings, and to secure external funding for the work. The department is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student population, and fosters diversity, equity and inclusion in a respectful environment, thereby providing service to the campus, the community and society.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, teaching statement, a description of the proposed research including startup requirements, and a statement of the applicant’s plan to contribute to meeting the UMSL mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must apply online at (Job ID: 39750) and should request three letters of recommendation to be emailed to This link leads directly to the application page:

Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 



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