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CHAIR AND PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry

New York University Arts and Science
New York City, New York (US)
$180,000 - $280,000
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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

Department of Chemistry
New York University Arts and Science

The Department of Chemistry at New York University (NYU) invites applications for the position as the Department Chair and Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024 pending administrative and budgetary approval.  The Department of Chemistry is seeking a dynamic leader with a distinguished record of scientific achievements with the ability to foster and sustain collaborations and partnerships as the department realizes significant growth, including the recent creation of the Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry and an innovative Chemical Biology Initiative that includes the addition of more than 60,000 square feet of new research space.

The Department’s continued growth plan also includes expansions of its Biomedical Chemistry and Molecular Design Institutes and the addition of numerous junior faculty members.  Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and administrative skills as well as the potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to carry out pioneering research, preferably in one of the areas that are priorities in the Department. Interested faculty should demonstrate a willingness to participate in significant interdisciplinary programs within the Washington Square campus, as well as with NYU’s engineering and medical schools, and scholarly activities at its campuses in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter with a detailed description of your leadership experience as well as your research plans and interests. Please also submit your statement of teaching philosophy, and your statement of diversity and inclusion describing how it figures into your past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement (additional information can be found here The application should additionally include three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023.  Please submit applications through the following link Questions about this position can be sent by Email to:

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $180,000 - $280,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Arts &Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the A&S commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here. 

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