Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemistry

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
February 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Vacancy #: 600009
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Chemistry is one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. The department has 27 research and teaching faculty; it offers BS, BA and MS degrees and a PhD through participation in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences (IDPBS) and strong collaborative ties with faculty members at the Brody School of Medicine. The department has access to analytical and instrumental services via the Pharmaceutical Development Center of Excellence.


Additional information about the Chemistry Department (, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (, the Brody School of Medicine (, and ECU ( may be found at the links provided. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina (, approximately 85 miles east of Raleigh and 90 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Outer Banks.


Job Duties

The Department of Chemistry and the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (ECDOI) at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the area of biological chemistry to begin August 13, 2018 (a later start date is also negotiable). Primary instructional duties will be in the Department of Chemistry, the area of specialization is open and courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level may be assigned. The primary academic appointment will be in Department of Chemistry with an adjunct appointment in the ECDOI.


The successful candidate will be provided a competitive start-up package, and generous laboratory/office space in a new 25,000 s.f. interdisciplinary, 'open laboratory' research facility located in the ECDOI on the top floor of the East Carolina Heart Institute on the Health Sciences campus.


Minimum Education/Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field, such as Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, synergistic, productive and externally funded research program, and to be an excellent teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must have an established research program with current NIH, NSF, or equivalent extramural research funding. The successful applicant's research activities must align with the departmental strategic plan to expand efforts and capabilities toward the study of complex chemical systems in a collaborative manner, and with university-wide research foci in Biomedical Science and Bioengineering and/or Chronic Diseases. Candidates should have chemistry-centered research programs that address metabolic health and disease.


Those with research interests in the following areas will be considered:

  • metabolic biochemistry (carbohydrate, lipid, integrative metabolism)
  • chemical biology utilizing organic synthetic and/or analytical chemistry approaches
  • structural/protein chemistry with emphasis on structure/function of enzymes important to metabolism.


Special Instructions to Applicant

Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a list of three current references, including contact information, must be submitted online at


Official transcript and 2-3 signed original reference letters are required upon employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Dr. Allison Danell, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Mailstop 552, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.


Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Allison Danell (, Search Committee Chair.


Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.


Additional Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents


Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #600009 to ECU Human Resources at


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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