Human Resources

Assistant Professor-Biochemistry (Tenure Track)

The Department of Chemistry at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in biochemistry starting fall 2018. 


Chemistry Department


The successful candidate will join a seven-member, ACS-certified department and will participate in the biochemistry and molecular biology program run jointly by the biology and chemistry departments.  The chemistry department is housed in Pfahler Hall and offers dedicated student research laboratories and instruments suitable for undergraduate research.



We are seeking applicants who are committed to excellence in undergraduate education and research at a highly selective liberal arts college.  Teaching responsibilities will include biophysical chemistry, fundamentals of biochemistry, contributing to the two-semester sequence of biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses, and other chemistry courses appropriate to the candidate‚Äôs expertise. The successful candidate will also teach the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE), an interdisciplinary freshman seminar.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program in biochemistry that engages undergraduate students.

Requirements and Qualifications

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

Anticipated Start Date

August 2018


Applications must be submitted to  A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plan, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Direct any questions to Search Committee, Department of Chemistry at  Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 25, 2017, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. 

Ursinus College is an AA/EO Employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.