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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, broadly defined. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field by the date of hire; A minimum of one year post-doctoral experience is required. The start date for the position is August 15, 2024.

Members of the Department are expected to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to work effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.  A strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is a requirement.  Successful candidates are also expected to develop and sustain a vibrant research program and assist in the administrative and governance functions of the department, the university, and the profession via service on committees as appropriate. There are opportunities to develop collaborations within the department and across the university in the fields of organometallic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, photochemistry, and the materials and engineering subdisciplines.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statements of proposed research plans and teaching interests, and should arrange for the separate upload of at least three letters of recommendation. Applicants should describe, either as a section in the cover letter or in a separate statement, how they will contribute to a diverse and equitable community at Lehigh. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 16, 2023. Review of the applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted electronically at:

Inquiries about this position should be directed to Prof. David Vicic ( 


Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at . Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty:



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