Two Open Organic Chemistry Faculty Positions

The BU Department of Chemistry  invites applications from outstanding candidates for both a tenure-track and tenured position in the field of Organic Chemistry, broadly defined; one at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Associate or Full Professor level starting July 1, 2015, pending Provost approval.

Of particular interest for one of these positions is the general area of synthetic organic chemistry and catalysis, including new reaction methodology development and/or asymmetric synthesis that may be combined with applications in natural product/bioactive molecule synthesis. The research focus of the second position will be in the area of organic materials, including synthesis of novel biomaterials, polymers, optoelectronic, light-emitting, conductive, magnetic, or energy storage materials.

The successful applicant(s) will benefit from the department’s supportive and collegial environment, which includes faculty possessing a wide range of complementary expertise including biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry. The candidate(s) will also interact closely with the Chemistry Department’s Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD-BU, and the Materials Science & Engineering Division and related initiatives.Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of organic chemistry and materials, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applicants should apply by submitting a letter of interest, including teaching and research objectives, and current CV, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by October, 1, 2014 through

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.