Application Deadline: 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry


      The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent research program involving undergraduates.
     At the University of Washington-Tacoma, we value excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. We are seeking candidates in the area of Organic Chemistry with a focus on synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, or some related field with applications that will contribute to our B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. We especially encourage candidates with expertise in synthetic approaches to biomolecules and pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, and/or environmental health to apply.
     The successful candidate will be committed to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underrepresented populations using innovative undergraduate teaching and research experiences. Curricular responsibilities include developing and teaching lecture and laboratory courses in our core science curriculum in organic chemistry as well as upper division elective courses.
     This position primarily supports a rapidly growing B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and an interdisciplinary B.S. in Environmental Science. It also provides courses required for admission to graduate and professional programs in health sciences, biology or chemistry, and environmental sciences and contributes to other majors at UW Tacoma such as Nursing and Health Care Leadership.
     The position begins September 16, 2019, requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in a related field, and is contingent on funding. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
     As a campus of the University of Washington, we offer substantial opportunities to collaborate on innovative and interdisciplinary research, teaching and community engagement. SIAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We especially welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. Our thriving downtown campus serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small (5000 student) campus setting. Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of
creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit:

• A detailed cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of planned and existing research projects that involve undergraduate students, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements also should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented groups; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
• A curriculum vitae, including a list of courses you have taught or are qualified to teach
• A statement of your teaching philosophy
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., quantitative student evaluations, peer or supervisor teaching evaluation, or equivalent)
• An article length writing sample (e.g. a journal article for which you are primary author), and
• Names and contact information for three professional references, with letters available upon request.

     Submit all application materials through Interfolio ( Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Edward Kolodziej at

     University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

     The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (