Department of Chemistry



Full Time Assistant Position - Pitt Johnstown

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown invites applications for a tenure stream, full-time, teaching and research position in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown provides a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown offers a supportive living-learning environment, that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, that is current, and that is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and the needs of our communities. The Department of Chemistry offers a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. For more information visit our web site:



Teaching duties include lower and upper level chemistry courses, particularly two-term biochemistry with labs, upper level course(s) in the applicant’s area of expertise, and general chemistry. The biochemistry sequence serves a diverse group of students including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, and pre-professional majors. New faculty will contribute to departmental teaching requirements and responsibilities at all levels. The abilities to develop a general education course for non-science majors, and to develop term-wide speaking or writing modules, are desirable. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in one’s area of expertise, establishing an active research program involving undergraduates, student advising, and service to the Chemistry Department and to the University. The successful candidate will also coordinate the Biochemistry Program.



Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field (completed by time of hire) with evidence of a strong grounding in both chemistry and biochemistry; demonstrated commitment to teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution; evidence of experience with modern instrumentation as employed in biochemistry; excellence in oral and written communication. The ability to teach biochemistry and general chemistry should be documented by at least one of the following: letter of reference, peer review of teaching, student evaluations, or teaching awards. 


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 


Starting Date:  August 2018 


To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.


Application package will include: (1) Letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) plans for professional development including undergraduate research plans with required equipment and facilities, (5) evidence of quality teaching, (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies will suffice for initial screening), (7) statement of eligibility for employment in the United States (if not a US citizen or a permanent resident), and (8) three current and relevant letters of recommendation (electronic letters will suffice for initial screening). Successful candidates must provide official transcripts and three hard-copy letters of recommendation.


Send application toDr. Thomas J. Malosh, Chair

                                Biochemistry Search

                                Department of Chemistry

                                University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

                                Johnstown, PA 15904

Direct electronic applications and/or questions to


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