Assistant Professor, Chemistry

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate professor level starting in August 2019.  We seek candidates with expertise in Bio-inorganic Chemistry, with preference given to those with experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry with emphasis in bioinorganic chemistry by the time of the appointment.

Candidates for the position will be expected to teach at least 12 credit hours per semester while also pursuing and maintaining scholarly interests in the biochemical field within the undergraduate and masters level research focus of the department. Specific teaching assignments may include teaching general chemistry lecture/laboratory, inorganic chemistry sequence, biochemistry lecture and lab courses, and research area specific graduate courses as the department sees fit. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as active to department recruitment and community outreach initiatives. It is also expected that the candidate will develop a thriving research program with MS level and undergraduate students.  

Lewis University

Located in the greater Chicago region, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Biochemistry or Chemistry with an emphasis in bio-inorganic chemistry by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as active to department recruitment and community outreach initiatives.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research plan, and three letters of reference (sent directly by your referees). The proposed research plan may be submitted under the “Other Documents” category.  All materials should be submitted electronically via the application site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/22/2019
Application Due: 4/23/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive