Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Non-tenured Track)




The Department of Chemistry at Ursinus College invites applications for an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track with a promotable pathway) faculty position. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of faculty and staff in an ACS-certified department and will participate in the biochemistry and molecular biology program. The chemistry department is housed in Pfahler Hall and offers dedicated student research laboratories and instruments suitable for undergraduate research.


We seek a chemist who is committed to excellence in undergraduate education at a highly selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the multi-section two-semester organic chemistry laboratory sequence as well as teaching introductory and/or advanced chemistry courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. The ability to contribute to chemistry courses besides organic chemistry is desirable. This position is intended to be a long-term teaching and mentoring position (4 courses per semester). Opportunities exist for interested candidates to pursue activities in chemical education and/or engage undergraduate students in research.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education. Post-doctoral research experience and/or an independent track record of teaching at the college/university level is preferred.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2024


The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. All faculty members are expected to be similarly reflective. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and separate statements reflecting on (1) teaching experience, practices, and goals and (2) experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community. All applications must be submitted electronically to Queries may be sent to the Search Committee Chair at Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2023, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.