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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry

More than Beakers and Bunsen Burners

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an accessible faculty that is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research. Many have an international reputation in one or both of these areas. Our laboratories, both teaching and research, are equipped with the latest in chemical instrumentation. We offer a variety of degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry.

Our goal at the University of Denver is to help you realize your highest potential as an excellent scientist and as a literate and knowledgeable citizen.

welcome new faculty members

The Department welcomes three new faculty members:

  • Emily Barter is a Teaching Assistant Professor who has responsibility for our non-majors sequence, Science of Contemporary Issues.
  • Erich Chapman is an Assistant Professor with research interests in RNA structure and function in contexts related to human disease.
  • Ogar (Leo) Ichire is a Teaching Assistant Professor who is teaching general and organic chemistry.

revision of undergraduate program

The Department has restructured our curriculum for the first two years of courses. Please check the department undergraduate page for detailed information.

Search for biochemist

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Denver.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2017 with research interests that encompass the molecular basis for aging and age-related diseases. The successful candidate will have a PhD and post-doctoral experience in biochemistry or chemistry and demonstrated potential for leadership in their field including a record of high-impact research accomplishments. We are especially interested in applicants who have demonstrated commitment to or experience incorporating inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations. The candidate is expected to establish an extramurally-funded research program that augments the research directions at DU's Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Expectations include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry.

Please refer to our departmental and program pages for more information. In addition to contribution to the undergraduate (BA and BS) and graduate (MS and PhD) programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful applicant will be eligible to participate in the interdepartmental Molecular and Cellular Biophysics PhD program.

The online application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a 5-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references. Review will begin November 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Martin Margittai at, Faculty Search Committee Chair. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.