Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Bio-chemistry

Rutgers University - Camden, Camden, NJ, US


The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University, Camden plans to make a tenure track appointment at the Assistant level to commence on Sept 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. The appointment will be in the broadly defined areas of Biochemistry or Chemical Biology.

The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in the Chemistry Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester, with possible course releases for administrative duties.

Rutgers University-Camden Department of Chemistry (https://chemistry.camden.rutgers.edu/) is designed to provide students with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, or field techniques. Programs are offered in the fields of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences (i.e., Forensic Biochemistry/Biology & Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology).

The Department of Chemistry (https://chemistry.camden.rutgers.edu/ ) is ACS accredited, with faculty engaged in research, mentorship and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. The department services approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, biology, physics, nursing, health sciences, and forensic sciences.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field such as biomedical engineering. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in both research that incorporates a chemical approach to biomedical, biotechnological, bioinorganic, pharmaceutical or forensic sciences. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in field-relevant academic journals as appropriate for this stage of career; research that targets such publication venues; presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; current and past awards; and strong endorsements by referees who maintain national stature in their sub-disciplines. Evidence for excellence will be provided through strong letters of reference; a research statement; and a teaching statement.

The successful applicant should have a proven record of professional biochemistry and chemistry related activities such as research and research network activities, publications, presentations, projects, mentoring, etc. The incumbent faculty member shall:

  • Build a robust, independent and nationally recognized research program
  • Pursue and be successful in acquiring internal and external funding, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in independent projects related to chemistry and closely related fields
  • Maintain a rigorous and robust teaching program in biochemistry and related sub-disciplines
  • Be familiar with and teach to the educational requirements and expectations associated with American Chemical Society (ACS) accreditation, and develop course content that meets these requirements
  • Share in departmental, college and external service, including mentoring or training, if applicable, junior members of the department, part-time laboratory staff, lecturers, or teaching assistants.
  • Aid in the maintenance and management of laboratories, shared facilities, instrumentation or space.


Commensurate with experience. Full-time faculty Rutgers University benefits.

How to apply

Applications must include a cover letter, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations), name and contact information for three references,and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials must be submitted online at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/185996

If you have questions about this position, please contact Department Chair, Catherine M. Grgicak (c.grgicak@rutgers.edu).