Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship – Providence College, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship: Providence College’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in organic chemistry. This non-tenure track Research Associate position is ideal for candidates aspiring to faculty careers at primarily undergraduate institutions. The successful candidate will engage in research under the guidance of Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy, focusing on developing new asymmetric methods for synthesizing atropisomeric heterocycles. This position offers a unique opportunity for teaching, research, mentoring, and professional development.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship – Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry

Designation: Research Associate (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship)

Research Area: Organic Chemistry, with a focus on the development of asymmetric methods for synthesizing atropisomeric heterocycles.

Location: Providence College, Providence, RI


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Collaborative approach to working with undergraduate students and faculty.
  • Background in asymmetric synthesis and/or catalysis is encouraged.

Job Description: The successful candidate will mentor undergraduates in the Mulcahy lab, teach 1-2 courses per semester in organic chemistry or other areas of need, and engage in research on asymmetric methods for synthesizing atropisomeric heterocycles. The position is initially funded until April 30, 2025, with expected continuation funding through July 31, 2026.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following documents online:

  • Cover letter describing interest and relevant training.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Graduate transcripts.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including approaches to fostering an inclusive classroom environment.
  • Three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Mulcahy at

Last Date for Apply: April 30, 2024

College Information/EOE Statement: Providence College, located in Providence, RI, is a primarily undergraduate, Catholic institution committed to the liberal arts and sciences. The college values intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College encourages a diverse faculty reflecting global perspectives. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on academic programs and facilities, visit the Chemistry Department webpage. Providence College is an AA/EOE.



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