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Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry

Boston University Chemistry Department
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 18, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University ( invites applications from outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor tenure track position in the field of Biological Chemistry, beginning July 1, 2024. Candidates with research focus broadly defined in the areas of visualizing cellular processes and chemical-level imaging of cells and/or materials, identification and validation of molecular targets for disease treatment, elucidation of biochemical mechanisms, development of screening assays, and analysis of small-molecule metabolites with relevance to human health, environmental chemistry, or biogeochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.  

The successful applicant will benefit from the department’s supportive and collegial environment, which includes close affiliations with Boston University’s Materials Science & Engineering Division, the Photonics Center, Boston University’s Center for Molecular Discovery, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the area of biological chemistry with an opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applicants should apply by submitting a letter of interest, teaching objectives, research objectives, a statement of their experiences in mentoring, diversity, and inclusion, a current CV, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 



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