The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor position from chemists specializing in organic contaminants in the environment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

DNS houses the biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental science undergraduate programs and graduate programs in chemistry, marine-estuarine and environmental sciences, and toxicology creating an outstanding collaborative environment. We seek candidates who have the capacity to teach to a diverse student population and prepare students broadly for futures in industry, government, and graduate and professional schools.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate organic chemistry in support of our ACS-certified chemistry program and courses in the candidate’s specific areas of expertise. The successful candidate will create a strong, collaborative research program that complements research across the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (SANS) and that strengthens UMES’s status as a High Research Activity leader in issues such as water pollution, phosphorus management, agriculture, forest loss, microplastics, and metabolomics within our diverse ecosystem of the Maryland Eastern Shore.

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Conduct research in his or her field of expertise.
  • Recruit and mentor graduate students.
  • Publish in scholarly journals.
  • Secure funding from various agencies to support his or her research.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Classification  25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in chemistry.
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring undergraduates and implementing research projects
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with a focus on the lifecycle of organic molecules within the environment.
  • Experience teaching at the university or college level.
  • Demonstrated success or potential for pursuing external funding.
  • Field experience is highly desirable.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Research skills related to the fates and impacts of organic chemicals such as PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern on organisms and ecosystems.
  • Ability to develop an independent research program in this area.
  • Desire to develop pedagogical skills and teach organic and environmental chemistry. ·
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a diverse student body to be successful.
Certifications/Registrations N/A
EEO Statement UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.
FLSA Exempt
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posting Number F00225P
Open Until Filled  Yes
Resume/Application Process Review will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy, approach, and experience, a statement that describes the applicant’s prior and current research and their vision and plans for future research, and a statement that describes the applicant’s commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and the names of three current, professional references to include an e-mail address and telephone number. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent ). Please visit https://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Cumming, Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, Email: [email protected] Telephone: 410-651-6014. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.