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THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY (UMBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program in any sub-discipline of an area broadly defined as Biochemistry (e.g., bioorganic, bioinorganic, bioanalytical, biophysical chemistry and chemical bBiology).  Candidates must have an outstanding record of scientific achievement, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in any of the sub-disciplines listed above. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) levels primarily biochemistry courses. Importantly, the applicant should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in both teaching and research programs.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( is a research-intensive department with thriving Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The faculty is actively engaged in extramurally funded innovative research at the cutting edge of chemistry and biochemistry. The faculty is also involved in strong collaborations across the entire campus, and with the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, including the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The location of UMBC in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many important federal laboratories and agencies and high-tech companies, facilitating interactions, and collaboration.

UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM with faculty committed to developing the next generation of diverse professionals in STEM and related disciplines ( According to the 2019 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 8th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, for the ninth year in a row.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit their applications electronically to , and include curriculum vitae, description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing a commitment and plans to increase diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education and the discipline.  The candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to   For inquiries only, please email .  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence in August 2020.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged.