Human Resources

Assistant Professor-Organic Chemistry (Tenure Track)


Chemistry Department


The Department of Chemistry at Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in organic chemistry. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of faculty and staff in an ACS-certified department and will participate in the biochemistry and molecular biology program. The chemistry department is housed in Pfahler Hall and offers dedicated student research laboratories and instruments suitable for undergraduate research.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.


We are seeking chemists who are committed to excellence in undergraduate education and research at a highly selective liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities are six courses per year and will include the first and second semesters of organic chemistry, their associated laboratories, and other chemistry courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will also teach the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE), an interdisciplinary freshman liberal studies seminar. In addition, the candidate will be expected to establish an active research program in organic chemistry that engages undergraduate students, including the opportunity for supervision of honors theses. The candidate will also provide academic advising to majors and first-year students and contribute to service to the college.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2020


The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. All faculty members are expected to be similarly reflective. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, and separate statements reflecting on (1) teaching experience, practices, and goals, (2) proposed research plans, and (3) experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community. All applications must be submitted electronically to Queries may be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry at Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2019, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.