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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Candidates in the areas of analytical, inorganic/materials, and organic chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. While Assistant Professors are the focus of this search, exceptional senior faculty applicants will also be considered for tenured Associate/Full Professor appointments. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to develop renowned independent research programs and a commitment to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and at all levels. The term of appointment is expected to begin in August 2024. 

Completion of a Chemistry Research Building in 2024 will catalyze a new era in the chemical sciences at the University of Maryland. Multiple faculty members are sought to join a vibrant, interactive, and innovative community. They will join efforts to build up signature research themes including multidimensional biomolecular science, emergent materials & sustainability, and multi-scale molecular science.  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 employment.  To meet these objectives,  the Department embraces and values faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through individual and team efforts.

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 laboratories that include NIH, NIST, FDA, NCI, NRL, NASA and ARL. 

The criteria for selection include proven excellence, outstanding potential for scientific impact through original research and scholarship, and exceptional communication skills.  A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field is required.  Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications. 


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




Deadline:        Review of applications will begin October 20, 2023 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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