Information for careers as a Chemistry Professor at a Research University
Chemistry Professor - R1
Salary range

Median annual wage: 

$76,000 (2017)

$75,060 (2015) 

Roles and Responsibilities
Disseminating Information
Managing (Time, Projects, and People)
Educating and Training
Conducting Applied Research and Development
Conducting Basic Research

  • Develop  areas of basic or applied research
  • Obtain funding for research and educational activities
  • Manage a research laboratory
  • Advise and mentor a research group of students and postdoctoral scholars
  • Present, publish and patent research results
  • Instruct graduate and undergraduate courses, working with teaching assistants
  • Serve on department and campus committees
  • Participate in the development and dissemination of research by reviewing grant proposals, journal articles, symposium abstracts
Professional Skills
Taking initiative
Flexibility/adapting to change
Communication – Written
Teaching and training others
Counseling and advising
Leading, mentoring and providing direction
Managing projects
Delegating work
Working independently