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Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty

University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applications for open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry.  Candidates in the areas of theoretical/computational quantum chemistry and experimental bioanalytical and biophysical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is within the College of Computers, Mathematical & Natural Sciences,  home to six research Centers & Institutes and ten academic departments.   A new chemistry building is catalyzing a new era in the molecular sciences at the University of Maryland.   The Department  is dedicated to transformative research and education programs that impact society through the generation and application of new knowledge, and the preparation of students for  meaningful work.  To meet these objectives,  the Department embraces and values faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally located close to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Maryland’s 270 Technology Corridor. Its faculty enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NIST, FDA,  NCI, NRL, NASA and ARL. 

Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, renowned, and well-funded research programs, and be dedicated  and effective teachers and mentors  of students at all levels.   The criteria  for selection include proven excellence and outstanding potential for scientific impact through original research and scholarship.  Additional value is placed upon experience working with students from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds.  A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field is required. The target start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Application:   Required items include a  cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (5 pages), statement of education interests (2 pages), contact information for three references, and a diversity and inclusion statement (1 page)  that summarizes past and proposed efforts towards improving diversity, equity and inclusion.  All information should be uploaded

Deadline:        Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022,  but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

Inquiries and/or nominations should be directed to, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee.



The University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Director of the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) with the vision of making IBBR a premier biotechnology research institute. A primary role of the new Director will be to lead and significantly expand a joint NIST/UM research effort that combines basic, measurement and translational research for the development, manufacturing and standardization of advanced therapeutics and supporting diagnostics. IBBR-( is a joint research institute, which brings together partner institutions including the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The research strengths of IBBR are in the areas of 1) structural biology 2) biomolecular engineering and biofabrication 3) host-pathogen interactions and 4) therapeutic design and development. IBBR leverages collective research strengths of the partnering institutions in medicine, biosciences, technology, quantitative sciences and engineering, to foster integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery and education, and to serve the expanding economic base of biosciences and technology in the state of Maryland and the nation. IBBR’s research programs are conducted in two Maryland locations, one in Shady Grove and the other in College Park.
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