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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Omaha, Nebraska
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Creighton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning August 2023. A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry (or a closely related field) is required. We seek individuals committed to being outstanding teacher-scholars within a primarily undergraduate institution. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both foundational chemistry courses and advanced courses in their sub-discipline while developing an active, independent research program involving undergraduates.


Applicants must submit application materials both online at and via email to The complete application must include (1) letter of intent, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) research proposal, and (5) all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to the email above or mailed to:  Dr. Eric Villa, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178. Review of completed applications will begin Friday September 30th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Omaha is a diverse community of 850,000 with four Fortune-500 companies, an active sports scene, and a vibrant arts community. Recent Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings recognized Creighton University among the top 20% of institutions in its survey and among the Top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest. Creighton University also ranks in the top third of National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s and was previously recognized for 16 years in a row as No. 1 among Best Regional Universities – Midwest. Over the past 17 years, Creighton is the No. 1 Goldwater-producing Catholic university in the country and in the top 20 of private universities producing Goldwater Scholars over the past decade. We are a very collegial department with 23 faculty/staff members and graduate an average of 35 majors per year. Demonstrating our support and commitment to the teacher-scholar model, faculty in our department have received several notable grants/awards over the last 5 years from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Chemical Society, INBRE, EPSCoR, Research Corporation, and The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The candidate hired for this position will inherit a newly renovated (2022) research laboratory space and faculty office.


Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic, EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to our Mission and core values, including gender, ethnic and cultural diversity. Creighton is committed to diversity and inclusion, and, as such, strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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