Assistant Professor; Biochemistry/Bioorganic Chemistry (Tenure Track)

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Job Title: Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Chemistry & Biomolecular Science

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Professor and Department Chair
Silvana Andreescu

Position Summary Guidelines: Full time tenure track position, Professor of Biochemistry/Biomaterials/Bioorganic Chemistry serving the teaching needs of undergraduate classes in these areas. Specifically teaching : Biochemistry II, Organic chemistry lab, as well as advance courses in the area of expertise (e.g. Biomaterials, Medicinal Chemistry, Advanced organic chemistry, Organometallic). Research expertise for this position is sought in the broadly defined areas of bio-organic chemistry / biochemistry / organic chemistry / biomaterials, and related areas, and should complement that of current faculty and build on departmental strengths. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in support of the core undergraduate curriculum in chemistry & bimolecular science, materials science & engineering and will complement university wide undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS and PhD) level courses supporting the growth in health sciences, biosciences and related fields.

Remote Workdays: This is a full time, on Campus, position with zero remote workdays.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses as assigned
  • Teaching graduate courses supporting MS and PhD programs in Chemistry and Biomolecular Science as well as the interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Biosciences
  • Maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program
  • Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the research environment
  • Actively participate on Departmental, School and University committees
  • To be a leader in the professional community, organizing symposia, reviewing manuscripts and research proposals, and the like.

Health & Safety: All staff have a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff are therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.


Minimal Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in chemistry or biochemistry and teaching experience in undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry


Minimal Experience: One year teaching in an undergraduate university setting.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to relocate quickly.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Full application package should include a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


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