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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.

Post Doctoral Fellow in Conservation Science (

The Baltimore SCIART consortium ( is a collaboration between the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University.  Researchers in the consortium are engaged in collaborative research in the area of conservations science, specifically the interface between chemistry, materials science and engineering and art. The consortium offers a summer research program to undergraduate students from Baltimore area institutions in the area of conservation science. The consortium is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for a 3-year research and education fellowship in the field of conservation science beginning May 1, 2019. The postdoctoral fellow will report to Baltimore SCIART consortium director. Prof. Zeev Rosenzweig of the Department for Chemistry and Biochemistry UMBC. The postdoctoral fellow will play a key role in managing the summer research program of the Baltimore SCIART consortium. Activities will include but not limited to developing research projects that are appropriate to undergraduate students with limited research experience in conservation science, student recruitment and selection, educational and public outreach activities, and leading a research focus area during the summer. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will pursue a cutting-edge research project in the field of art conservation science working together with conservation scientists, conservators, and conservation fellows at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  The goal of the research project will be to develop fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging techniques to detect and map fugitive lake pigments in works of art, specifically paintings and works on paper.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Ph.D. in chemistry/physical science combined with experimental research experience and an ability to conduct academic research, interest and experience in supervising undergraduate research and in outreach activities and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence are required. The successful candidate will have a high level of scientific achievement and a strong interest in a career in art conservation science. Experience with microscopy of diverse types, image analysis, and advanced computational skills desirable. Strong oral and written communications skills required. Demonstrated interest in the visual arts, record of publication and/or presentation, and knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications will be submitted online through the following link:
Application materials include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interests in the position, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups within STEM fields are encouraged to apply.

Review of completed applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  We welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans & individuals with disabilities.

Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track Faculty Research Fellowship, 2019-2021 ( 


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track Faculty Research Fellowship.  The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars interested in a potential tenure track faculty appointment at UMBC and who are committed to diversity and inclusiveness.  The Department welcomes applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of Chemistry or Biochemistry, and with diverse experiences, including candidates from industry, academia, or government laboratories.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the STEM professoriate.


UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholars ( and Graduate Fellows programs (, two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a premier research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs ( Our faculty are engaged in innovative research at the molecular level, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.


The fellow will be appointed as a Professoriate-Track Research Fellow for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019, with the ultimate goal of preparing candidates to be competitive for tenure-track academic faculty positions. The fellow will receive a starting stipend commensurate with experience, health benefits, $5,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, up to $5,000 in instrument services, up to $10,000 for supplies /consumables, lab space, office space with computer, library access, and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, most the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research. In addition, the fellow will teach one course per year. Highly experienced research and teaching mentors will meet with the fellow regularly to provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic research career at a research intensive university, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical presentation skills. The fellow will also benefit from professional development opportunities across the campus.


Fields: Applications in any area of Chemistry or Biochemistry are welcome.

Eligibility: Candidates who will hold PhD degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields at the time of appointment are eligible to apply. Degrees must be conferred before the time of appointment.  Candidates with PhD degrees, with or without postdoctoral experience, are also eligible to apply.

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted at

Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until filled.  For best consideration, submit application materials by October 15, 2018.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
A complete submission will consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference, which will be requested by the applicant and submitted by the referees through Interfolio
  • Statement of Proposed Research Plan (3-6 pages)
  • Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
  • Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)

Inquiries about the program may be addressed to:

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.