Department of Chemistry Biochemistry

ASU Chemistry and Biochemistry Employment Opportunities

Please note that there are two open lecturer positions in our department. The Organic Chemistry lecturer position is job#11020 and the General Chemistry lecturer position is job#11021. Applicants who want to apply to both positions need to submit separate applications to each position
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Organic Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University
Job # 11020

  • The initial application deadline is December 27th, 2014

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time multi-year lecturer position in Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will provide instruction in our large undergraduate Organic Chemistry Program, supervise teaching assistants and junior faculty, serve on Department and University committees and develop course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff. This appointment is made on a year-to-year basis with an initial term of three years, contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and the needs of the University. Subsequent renewals under the same terms on a three year cycle are possible.

Arizona State University is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact. The Department encourages innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and they offer substantial opportunities for professional growth and development in a collaborative environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience
  • Previous lecture experience in Organic Chemistry courses
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Effective teaching ability

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in Organic Chemistry as the primary course instructor
  • Experience utilizing technology to supplement and improve pedagogy
  • Experience utilizing online instruction in Organic Chemistry courses
  • Utilization of active learning and non-traditional models of instruction (such as Inquiry)
  • Experience working with large, diverse student populations
  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff to improve content delivery
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

Salary Range: DOE

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to chemistry job application website at: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

The single PDF document must contain the following information:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications along with the names and email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • Examples of reviews of teaching in the form of student evaluations and/or evaluations by peers, if possible (3 pages maximum)

The applicant will be asked to identify the names/e-mail addresses of three people who will submit letters of reference into the system. The referees will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to upload their application letter and the referees will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of their letter. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm with their references that all three letters have been submitted before the initial application closing date.

The initial application deadline is December 27th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed if the position is not filled after the initial application deadline. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at : http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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General Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University
Job #11021

  • The initial application deadline is December 27th, 2014

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time multi-year lecturer position in General Chemistry to begin Fall 2015. The successful candidate will provide instruction in our large undergraduate General Chemistry Program, supervise teaching assistants and junior faculty, serve on Department and University committees and develop course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff. This appointment is made on a year-to-year basis for an initial term of three years, contingent upon availability of funds, satisfactory performance and the needs of the University. Subsequent renewals under the same terms on a three year cycle are possible. The anticipated start date is August 2015.

Arizona State University is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact. The Department encourages innovative approaches to teaching and learning and they offer substantial opportunities for professional growth and development in a collaborative environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience
  • Previous lecture experience in General and/or Introductory Chemistry courses
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Effective teaching ability

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in General and/or Introductory Chemistry as the primary course instructor
  • Experience utilizing technology to supplement and improve pedagogy
  • Experience utilizing online instruction in General or Introductory Chemistry courses
  • Utilization of active learning and non-traditional models of instruction (such as Inquiry)
  • Experience working with large, diverse student populations
  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff to improve content delivery
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

Salary Range: DOE

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to chemistry job application website at: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

The single PDF document must contain the following information:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications along with the names and email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • Examples of reviews of teaching in the form of student evaluations and/or evaluations by peers, if possible (3 pages maximum)

The applicant will be asked to identify the names/e-mail addresses of three people who will submit letters of reference into the system. The referees will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to upload their application letter, and the referees will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of their letter. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm with their references that all three letters have been submitted before the initial application closing date. We can only accept letters of reference from the referees, not the applicant.

The initial application deadline is December 27th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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Please note that there are currently two open assistant professor positions in (Bio)Chemistry. The first position (10963) focuses on organic and bioorganic, supramolecular, polymer, chemical biology aspects of bio-inspired engineering. The second position (10964) focuses on molecular design, molecular programming, synthetic and systems biology, molecular imaging aspect of biologically inspired design and assembly.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Position in (Bio)Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Arizona State University
Job #: 10963

Key words: Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Molecular Design and Synthesis

  • The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with experience in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Macromolecular Chemistry. The successful candidate will contribute to research directions in the newly established Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry at the Biodesign Institute. The anticipated start date is August 2015. Research in the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry focuses on five key areas: biomimetic design, biomimetic synthesis, biomimetic assembly, biomimetic programming, or biomimetic materials and systems engineering. Researchers in the area of biomimetic synthesis will develop chemistry to generate information-bearing molecular building blocks such as nucleic acids, amino acids, their non-natural derivatives and other novel organic molecules and polymers through chemical synthesis to create higher order molecular assembly for applications in biomedicine and bio-inspired engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, especially in the department’s organic chemistry offerings; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry at the Biodesign Institute at ASU.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Bioengineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program
  • An outstanding record of research accomplishments
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience
  • A strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • A strong commitment to diversity

All applications must be submitted through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/. The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

To apply, please visit this link and follow the instructions: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

Applicants will be prompted to combine the following documents into one single pdf: (1) a cover letter that includes the names and e-mail addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The applicant should also arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal by the initial application deadline.

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Assistant Professor
Faculty Position in (Bio)Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Job #: 10964

Key words: Molecular Design and Programming, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Molecular Imaging

  • The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with experience in one of five key areas: biomimetic design, biomimetic synthesis, biomimetic assembly, biomimetic programming, or biomimetic materials and systems engineering. The anticipated start date is August 2015. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team that aims to create intelligent materials and processes by design. Biomimetic designers will computationally design and model information-bearing molecular building blocks and predict how they will interact to create functional macromolecules. Researchers in the area of biomimetic synthesis will focus on generating the information-bearing molecular building blocks through chemical synthesis. The assembly team will develop reliable platforms to assemble the building blocks into super-structures with the desired properties. Programmers will propel the developed molecular assemblies to the next level of complexity through molecular or biomolecular programming. Finally, biomimetic materials and systems engineers will integrate the newly developed materials with man-made systems, examining interfaces to achieve optimal functionality. Candidates with research interests in synthetic and systems biology, engineering biochemical pathways with metabolic engineering principles, and super-resolution and molecular imaging of biological structures and systems are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry at the Biodesign Institute at ASU.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Bioengineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program
  • An outstanding record of research accomplishments
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience
  • A strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • A strong commitment to diversity

Applications must be submitted through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/. The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

To apply, please visit this link and follow the instructions: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

Applicants will be prompted to combine the following documents into one single pdf: (1) a cover letter that includes the names and e-mail addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The applicant should also arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal by the initial application deadline.

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Assistant or Associate Professor
Faculty Position in Photosynthesis
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and School of Life Sciences

Job #10960

  • The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seek to fill a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with expertise in the area of photosynthesis. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in professional and University service. Particular attention will be given to applicants with records of excellence in research in (but not limited to): systems biology and/or synthetic biology of phototrophs, metabolic engineering, biofuels and renewable energy, regulation of photosynthetic systems, phototrophic microbial communities, artificial photosynthesis and photochemistry. A competitive start-up package and teaching load compatible with high research productivity will be provided.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest Universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research Universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact. The School of Life Sciences is 21st in a global ranking of Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading higher education research company based in the UK. For additional information on the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please visit https://sols.asu.edu/ and https://chemistry.asu.edu/

All candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related field at the time of application submission. For assistant rank candidates, we require evidence of potential for high levels of research productivity and impact, as well as for teaching excellence. For associate rank candidates, research of outstanding quality and international impact, success in obtaining external funding, and evidence of teaching excellence are required.

Desired qualifications for all candidates include postdoctoral experience, demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, an outstanding record of accomplishment that illustrates strong preparedness for establishing an excellent independent research program in photosynthesis, a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed.

Applications must be submitted through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

To apply, please visit this link and follow the instructions: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

Applicants will be prompted to combine the following documents into one single pdf: (1) a cover letter that includes the names and e-mail addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The applicant should also arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal by the initial application deadline.


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Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the Department of Chemsitry & Biochemistry accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $12 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply at https://chemistry.asu.edu/applyTA/

Applications are accepted year-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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