Assistant Prof. - Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Neurochemistry

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty

Washington College, a top private liberal arts and sciences college of 1449 undergraduates, located in Chestertown, MD, is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or neurochemistry at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2019.

Washington College offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. A commitment of the candidate to undergraduate teaching and scholarly research is essential. A Ph.D. in the field of bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or neurochemistry is required. Prior teaching experience with undergraduates and post-doctoral research are desirable. The faculty load consists of three courses per semester or two courses and two laboratory sessions per semester. Washington College has an “Organic First” curriculum, and a successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as “Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules” and “Reactions of Organic Molecules.” The successful candidate will also cultivate an active undergraduate research program, participate in Senior Capstone Experience projects in the Chemistry Department, and be expected to develop in-depth courses related to his/her area of expertise. The ability to offer in-depth course offerings in neurochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, or chemical biology that contribute to the college’s proposed Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major and Neuroscience major is essential. Additionally, the candidate is expected to design and teach a first-year seminar on a rotating basis (

Salary is competitive; domestic partner benefits and parental leave are offered. Start-up funds and laboratory space for research will be provided. The college also provides support for scholarly research through paid junior leaves, faculty enhancement funds, conference travel funds, and the Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows Program. For more information, please consult the college’s website ( and the department’s website (

Washington College’s Fall semester starts August 26, 2019. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal involving undergraduates, curriculum vitae, and undergraduate and graduate school transcripts at Candidates are encouraged to discuss their success in working with diverse student populations in their materials. Candidates are also required to submit three letters of recommendation, which can be emailed to [email protected], please indicate in the subject line “Bioorganic Chemistry Search.” All inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Aaron Amick at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply