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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

Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry

The department is seeking a person with a distinguished record of research and teaching to fill the Dr. D. R. Semmes Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry. The endowed Professorship (i) augments a well-established and nationally recognized undergraduate program in chemistry, and (ii) contributes significantly to the chemical profession through leadership in research, teaching, and interactions with the university and professional communities. For more information, please visit the human resources website.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (one-year or three-year term, depending on qualifications), along with several part-time lab instructors (2-4 lab sections per semester). Candidates must have a Ph.D. and be able to teach general chemistry (lecture and lab), along with an area of expertise. Demonstrated teaching ability and enthusiasm for teaching at a highly selective undergraduate institution are essential. For more information, please visit the human resources website.

Postdoctoral Associate Position 

The Maeder lab at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to start immediately. The lab studies the molecular mechanism of pre-messenger RNA splicing. We are seeking candidates who are interested in RNA biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or yeast genetics. This position is especially well suited to those interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI). 

For more information, please visit the human resources website and/or contact Dr. Corina Maeder.