Assistant Professor (2 Tenure-Track Positions)


POSITION #: 1540 & 3812


POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Orleans is seeking to hire two tenure-track assistant professors, contingent on funding, to develop a program in medicinal chemistry.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active scholarly research agenda, including seeking external funding from federally-funded research programs. Significant opportunities exist for research collaborations with faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, also located in New Orleans. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and serve on graduate students' dissertation and comprehensive exam committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an earned doctorate in Chemistry or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral experience in areas of medicinal chemistry pertaining to drug discovery, synthesis and characterization will be considered. Research areas of particular interest include drug design and evaluation using analytical or computational techniques.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a CV, a statement of planned research, teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70148 or

DATE POSTED: December 13, 2012

CLOSING DATE: Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Details about our doctoral degree granting department can be found at: The University of New Orleans is an AA/EEO employer and is part of the University of Louisiana System.



The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.