Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

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Job Description: 

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the sub-discipline of Organic Chemistry, broadly defined.  There are opportunities to develop collaborations within the department and across the university in the fields of organometallic, physical organic, organic materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, photochemistry, and the engineering subdisciplines.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field with demonstrated scholarship and research achievements; post-doctoral experience is preferred.  Applicants must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines. A strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is a requirement.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of proposed research and teaching interests, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity & inclusion are encouraged. Applicants are required to describe how they will contribute to a diverse and equitable community in their cover letter.  

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates are highly encouraged.  Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, seeking a diverse faculty. Lehigh provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits.  For more information about work/life balance at Lehigh, see:


Review of Applications: 
Review of applications will begin as they are received with a target of January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted electronically at: Inquiries about this position should be directed to Prof. David Vicic ( The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at:

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

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