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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Albright College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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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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About Albright College

Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.


At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, actively committed to inclusivity. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.


The Albright College Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August of 2022, in a 7-person ACS-approved department that offers B.S. degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and chemistry education. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a closely related field by August 2022. Candidates with experience in environmental chemistry are preferred, but teaching and research emphases in analytical, physical, materials, or biochemistry will also be considered. Post-doctoral and/or prior teaching experience is desirable but not required. A strong commitment to undergraduate education, an active research agenda inclusive of undergraduate students, and service to the department and the College are expected. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory sections in their area of specialization and, in rotation with current faculty, lecture and laboratory sections of general chemistry and nonmajors courses. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach courses that contribute to our general education curriculum.   


Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”.  A cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, and three letters of recommendation can be uploaded in one document along with the curriculum vitae.  Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission. 


About Reading, Pa.

Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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