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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure Track

Widener University
Chester, PA
Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Field of specialization
Green Chemistry
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Widener University is currently seeking an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences starting in the 2024 academic year. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching duties will include introductory chemistry courses and laboratories for both science/ engineering majors and for non-science majors, as well as upper-level chemistry courses and laboratories in the area of the candidate’s specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to engage undergraduate students in an active research program.

Widener’s chemistry department is a proud signer of Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment and is invested in the teaching of green chemistry across our curriculum. Experience in green chemistry is beneficial.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teaching, professional development relating to research programs conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advising majors

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and a PhD in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2024.

    Review of application materials will begin January 3, 2024.  Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, a teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and a statement describing your experiences with diverse student populations and how you intend, through your teaching, research, or service, to contribute to diversity and inclusion in our department and the broader Widener University community.  All documents must be submitted as a single pdf at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at



Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. It comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University has campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware.

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