Boston University, BU Chemistry

Position ID:BU-CH-PDOC [#27498]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry / General
Appl Deadline:2024/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/12, listed until 2024/08/22)
Position Description:    

The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position, starting as early as June 1, 2024. This is a non-renewable 2-year appointment, offering a 12-month full-time position with a competitive benefits package included. 

We are seeking a dynamic individual to collaborate with our faculty in General Chemistry, and Chemistry Education Research, and to be a main contributor to our General Chemistry Large Course Transformation project and associated research projects. The primary goal of this multi-year project is a major revision of our two-semester General Chemistry course sequence, rooted in evidence-based and culturally responsive pedagogies. These large-enrollment courses serve over 1,000 students each year at Boston University.

The ideal candidate is a broadly trained chemist with expertise in chemistry education research and/or curriculum design and development. We are looking for a strong team player, who can work collaboratively with the teaching faculty and chemistry education research faculty, and independently in curriculum development and related discipline-based education research projects. The successful candidate will join the Abrams group – a chemistry education research team mainly composed of undergraduate research students and post-baccalaureate fellows – and will play a key role in the comprehensive transformation of the general chemistry course sequence. This position focuses on content creation, curriculum design, and education research; there is no mandatory teaching component (although teaching options can be discussed). 

To apply, please submit via
A cover letter
Current CV
Teaching Statement, highlighting your approach to curriculum design for an inclusive classroom
Research Statement, highlighting your experience and/or interest in chemistry education research
Also, be prepared to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent if requested

The Department of Chemistry believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are especially eager to have colleagues join our department who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please direct email queries to Prof. Binyomin Abrams (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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Further Info:
email address
590 Commonwealth Ave, Room 299
Boston, MA 02215