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Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry

Loyola University Chicago - Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chicago, Illinois
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Jan 6, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor (tenure track), beginning Fall 2024. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has 32 full-time faculty serving 350 majors and is located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at

Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.

This position involves maintaining a competitive, externally funded research program and participating in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching. Candidates will contribute to teaching inorganic chemistry and/or other portions of the curriculum (based on the candidate’s preference and expertise). In addition to teaching and pursuing their own scholarship, candidates are expected to involve undergraduate students in research and to engage in service for the department, college, and university.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field and have completed or currently hold a postdoctoral appointment. Evidence of significant scholarly activity in both the prior doctoral and postdoctoral positions is expected. Candidates in all areas of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates in adjacent fields of materials science, physical chemistry, or analytical chemistry with appropriate teaching experience in inorganic chemistry will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for classroom instructional excellence and a strong ethic of student mentorship or provide evidence of such capacities. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest to In addition, they should include separate statements addressing their research and teaching interests; history of interdisciplinarity; experience with grantsmanship; and past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. They should also provide evidence that attests to their teaching performance and experience, and the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. 

References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process. Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to:

Jacob W. Ciszek
Professor of Chemistry
Chairperson of the Search Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660-5761

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before December 30th will receive full consideration.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at

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