Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry, FCSM-3410

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics



The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2021. 


PhD in Organic Chemistry required and postdoctoral experience highly desired. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests complement existing strengths in synthetic organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry, and highly qualified candidates in all areas of organic chemistry will receive full consideration. Candidates who bring diverse viewpoints to their teaching and research efforts, and those with experience working with diverse student populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.


Primary teaching responsibilities will be in organic chemistry with the opportunity to teach upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate is expected to establish and sustain a competitive research program involving undergraduate students; pursue extramural funding; and publish in peer-reviewed journals.  Faculty members are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning in the second year, the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year and research active faculty may request to replace one course unit with their research activity.

Department of Chemistry:

The Department of Chemistry is ACS-accredited, with 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty, actively engaged in externally funded research involving undergraduates and graduate students. The department enrolls over 400 undergraduates in chemistry, forensic chemistry and chemistry secondary education and about 45 graduate students in the Forensic Science Master’s Program. The department supports interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (MBBB). Additional collaborative opportunities may be available with faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics Astronomy & Geosciences. 

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is FCSM-3410.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.