Human Resources

Assistant Professor - Organic Chemistry (Non-Tenure Track)




The Department of Chemistry at Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, two-year renewable faculty position 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.


We are seeking chemists who are committed to excellence in undergraduate education at a highly selective liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry as well as other chemistry courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating the multi-section two-semester organic chemistry laboratory sequence. Opportunities exist for interested candidates to engage undergraduate students in research.

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, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and separate statements reflecting on (1) teaching experience, practices, and goals and (2) experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community. All applications must be submitted electronically to and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Queries may be sent to the Search Committee Chair at

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.

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.