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Assistant Professor- Chemistry (TT)

Rutgers, The State University of NJ
Camden, New Jersey
Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Jan 16, 2023

The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University, Camden plans to make a tenure track appointment at the Assistant level to commence on Sept 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. The appointment will be in the broadly defined areas of Biochemistry or Chemical Biology.  

The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in the Chemistry Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester, with possible course releases for administrative duties.

Collaborative opportunities outside of the Department are encouraged and are available with science faculty affiliated with the Center of Computational & Integrative Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics Forensic Sciences and Biology.   

The incumbent faculty member shall:

  1. Build a robust, independent and nationally recognized research program 
  2. Pursue and be successful in acquiring internal and external funding, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  3. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in independent projects related to chemistry and closely related fields
  4. Maintain a rigorous and robust teaching program in biochemistry and related sub-disciplines
  5. Be familiar with and teach to the educational requirements and expectations associated with American Chemical Society (ACS) accreditation, and develop course content that meets these requirements
  6. Share in departmental, college and external service, including mentoring or training, if applicable, junior members of the department, part-time laboratory staff, lecturers, or teaching assistants.
  7. Aid in the maintenance and management of laboratories, shared facilities, instrumentation or space

Applicant Requirements
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field such as biomedical engineering. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in both research that incorporates a chemical approach to biomedical, biotechnological, bioinorganic, pharmaceutical sciences. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in field-relevant academic journals as appropriate for this stage of career; research that targets such publication venues; presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; current and past awards; and strong endorsements by referees who maintain national stature in their sub-disciplines. Evidence for excellence will be provided through strong letters of reference; a research statement; and a teaching statement.

The successful applicant should have a proven record of professional biochemistry and chemistry related activities such as research and research network activities, publications, presentations, projects, mentoring, etc. 

The Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry ( ) is ACS accredited, with faculty engaged in research, mentorship and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. The department services approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, biology, physics, nursing, health sciences, and forensic sciences. 

Rutgers University, Camden Campus
Rutgers University, Camden Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university. 

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences are the largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, delivering a wide array of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes three schools: the College of Arts and SciencesUniversity College, and the Graduate School

Application Process
Rutgers University-Camden Department of Chemistry ( is designed to provide students with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, or field techniques. Programs are offered in the fields of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences (i.e., Forensic Biochemistry/Biology & Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology). 

If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Department Chair, Catherine M. Grgicak (

Applications must include a cover letter, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations), name and contact information for three references, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials must be submitted online:

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its  employees  and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex,  pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service,  protected veteran status, affectional or sexual  orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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