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Department of Chemistry

The hallmarks of Trinity's chemistry program are its innovative and progressive curriculum, student exposure to modern sophisticated instrumentation, and a strong emphasis on undergraduate research, all of which prepare students for advanced degrees and careers at some of the country's best graduate schools, medical schools, and corporations.

Our faculty's expertise spans all the major subdisciplines of chemistry—analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical—and our instructors are eager to work closely with students on exciting projects at the frontier of chemical research.

As part of our commitment to undergraduate research, students may begin taking laboratory courses beginning their first year of study and are introduced to instrument technology in a carefully planned sequence. By the end of their junior year, students are familiar with all levels of instrumentation necessary to conduct highly sophisticated research projects.

Working side-by-side with faculty members, students participate in intensive, hands-on research projects, often presenting their findings at conferences and publishing them in leading academic journals.

Positions Available

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2 Openings)

The department is seeking applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry (or similar chemical science degree) and postdoctoral experience. The department aims to fill two positions. One with teaching responsibilities in organic chemistry courses and labs. Another with teaching responsibilities in physical OR analytical chemistry courses and labs. With each, lecture and laboratory courses in other chemistry-related sub-disciplines (including general chemistry), and courses in the University Pathways curriculum will be expected. This position carries the expectation of developing a sustainable research program involving undergraduate students in any field of the chemical sciences, which directly supports the goal of experiential learning found in the University Strategic Plan. The successful applicants will have demonstrated strong potential to contribute to teaching, research, engagement in the university and department, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit the human resources website.