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Department Chair

The Department of Chemistry at Howard University (HU) is seeking a Department Chair to lead a vibrant, growing department known for excellence in teaching as it expands an outstanding student-centered research program. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of accomplishment in research and a commitment to excellence in teaching that would qualify them for tenure at HU at the rank of Full Professor. Demonstrated experience in managing an academic and/or research unit is strongly desired. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive, independent research program that complements current departmental and university research thrusts. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses at undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) level while establishing relationships with funding agencies and department alumni.

Current research thrusts in the Department of Chemistry include materials chemistry, environmental chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. Research in the department is funded by grants from DOD, DOE, NASA, NOAA, NSF, NIH, and EPA. The department has substantial instrumental resources available both within the building as well as through research centers in the College of Medicine, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Additionally, the Department of Chemistry is slated to have a significant presence in the new Interdisciplinary Research Building (construction begins in summer 2013). For more details about our research program and resources available please visit

We seek an innovative, resourceful, and dynamic leader to help our department facilitate regional collaborations, grow sponsored research, and raise the national and international profile of the department.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting teaching, research and administrative experience, a CV, a brief statement describing current and future research directions and arrange for four letters of references to be sent to

Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
525 College Street, NW
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
or preferably electronically to

Initial review of applications will begin on August 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Faculty Position in Biochemistry

Howard University, a Historically Black University with a rich historic reputation for training talented and diverse populations of students and situated in the nation’s capital, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning in the fall of 2009. This position will be located in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. We are seeking a dynamic individual with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and at least one year of postdoctoral experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the overall development of the Departmental Chemical Biology program and foster relevant collaborations in the Department of Chemistry, the Medical School, and with other faculty and research centers within the University. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of independent research and scholarship.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vita along with concise statements of research and teaching interest. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form, preferably as PDF files to with the subject line “Biochemistry Faculty Search”. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to, with signed originals sent to

Biochemistry Search Committee
Howard University
Department of Chemistry
525 College St. NW
Washington DC 20059

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by January 31st, 2009; however, applications received later will be accepted and reviewed until a candidate has been hired or the search discontinued.

Howard University is an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, or national origin.

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