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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Full-Time)

Creighton University - Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Omaha, Nebraska
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 2, 2024

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Creighton University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning August 2025. Specific interest is for individuals with synthetic chemistry specialization in the field of organic chemistry (or a closely related field). A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. We seek individuals committed to being excellent teacher-scholars at a primarily undergraduate institution. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a 3/3 course load including foundational organic chemistry courses and advanced courses in their sub-discipline while developing a very active, independent research program involving undergraduate students. The candidate hired for this position will be assigned laboratory and office space appropriate to their teaching and research needs.


Applicants must submit their application material online at General questions related to submissions should be sent directly to Specific questions about the position or department can be sent to Complete applications must include: (1) letter of intent, including candidate's potential contributions to Creighton's mission (, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) research proposal, and (5) all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial review). In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately using the online application link. Review of completed applications will begin on Monday September 30, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.


We are a very collegial department with 27 faculty and staff and graduate an average of 35 majors each year. Demonstrating our commitment to the teacher-scholar model, faculty in our department have received several notable grants/awards over the last five years from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Chemical Society, NIH-INBRE, NSF-EPSCoR, NASA, Research Corporation Cottrell, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. More information about our department can be found at the following link -


At Creighton, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society, and we seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values.  Recent Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings recognized Creighton among the top 20% of institutions in its survey and among the Top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest. Creighton is also ranked in the top third National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and was previously recognized for 16 years in a row as No. 1 among Best Regional Universities - Midwest. Over the past 17 years, Creighton is the No. 1 Goldwater-producing Catholic university in the US and top 20 of private universities producing Goldwater Scholars over the last decade. Creighton is located in Omaha, Nebraska a diverse community of 850,000 with four Fortune-500 companies, an active sports scene, and a vibrant arts scene.


Creighton is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees, and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

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