Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado (US)
September 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Job Description

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry BA, BS, MS, and PhD research programs focus on biochemistry/biophysics, organic synthesis, and environmental analytical chemistry. 


Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry beginning September 2019.


Essential Functions

The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus in organic chemistry.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership in their field, including a record of high-impact research accomplishments


Preferred Qualifications

  • Research interests in applications of organic chemistry, such as bioorganic, polymers, sensing, or the environment.
  • We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to or experience incorporating inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.


Work Schedule

  • Varied


Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 1, 2018


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Dr. Brian Majestic at 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One page statement of teaching philosophy 
  4. Five page summary of research interests
  5. Names of three references 


NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.


The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.