Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic) - Tenure Track

Position Details 

Position Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic) - Tenure Track
Position Title Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic) - Tenure Track
Position Number
Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake shore
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor Rank in organic chemistry, beginning in Fall 2018 and pending final approval of funding. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., and ACS-approved BS degrees. For more details about the department, visit
Candidate will be expected to maintain an internationally competitive, externally funded research program and participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching. Besides teaching and pursuing their own scholarship, candidates are also expected to involve undergraduate students in research and to engage in service for the department, college, and university as requested.


Applicants from all areas of organic chemistry will be considered. However, preference will be given to candidates whose research interests focus on bioorganic chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry or in a closely related field, as well as postdoctoral experience, are required. Candidates for the position must demonstrate the potential for distinguished teaching and student mentorship or possess a record of such accomplishments. In addition, candidates also must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands
Working Conditions
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Ph.D. in chemistry or in a closely related field;
Postdoctoral experience;
Potential for or record of distinguished teaching and student mentorship;

Open Date 08/07/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a research plan (applicants, use the “other document” option to attach the research plan) to They also must provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Written inquiries about the position can be sent to or to the address below.

Daniel Becker, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Search Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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Job Number 8500731
Organizational Location Provost

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents

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