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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Department of Chemistry

Howard University
Washington D.C.

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Howard University

Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the broadly defined area of analytical chemistry (e.g., environmental analysis, etc.). We seek dynamic and outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired. 


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 13,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


The Department of Chemistry currently consists of 18 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry.


 Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience in analytical chemistry or related fields;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of the potential for successful grant writing experience.


Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

2) Current curriculum vita;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

4) A statement of space and equipment needs;

5) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and

6) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Dharmaraj Raghavan and submitted electronically to Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting semester is Fall, 2024. Additional details and information can be found at


The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.




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