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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

University of Colorado Boulder

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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Requisition Number: 51679
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of organic chemistry to begin in the Fall of 2024. Candidates in all traditional fields and emerging sub-fields of organic chemistry, chemical biology, and organic materials will be considered. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, chemical biology, catalysis or a related field, and are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active externally funded research program focused on organic synthesis, catalysis, organometallic chemistry, chemical biology, or organic materials, among others.

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

As one of the nation's top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, the Department of Chemistry is internationally recognized for its outstanding research efforts and education. The Chemistry faculty conduct research in all areas of chemistry, including analytical, materials and nanoscience, organic, and physical chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose faculty conduct research, scholarship, creative work, and education in more than 60 fields. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Develop a creative research program, attract external funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in service activities.

What You Should Know

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position will be $100,000-$105,000 per academic year.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter that addresses the reasons why the candidate is interested in joining the Department of Chemistry at CU-Boulder.
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references. We will request letters of recommendation immediately following your application.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Full consideration will be given to applications that are submitted by October 22, 2023. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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