Chemistry, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-2016044 [#5907, 2016044]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2016/03/01** finished (posted 2015/08/17, finished 2016/03/25, listed until 2016/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Chemistry Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applications for tenure-track positions. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( All areas of Chemistry will be considered, with preference given to candidates whose research contributes to the above initiatives and complements that of current faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program as demonstrated by extramural funding and high impact publications.  In the area of teaching, successful candidates will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop innovative courses, designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests, and mentor students in research, outreach and professional development.  Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field in hand by the time the appointment begins; outstanding record of research accomplishments in Chemistry or a related field; and strong oral and written communication skills. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience

Appointment Terms: These are full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of August 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Please submit the following:  cover letter (that addresses synergies between candidate/­department/university—2 page limit), curriculum vitae, description of research plans (6 page limit); and a brief statement of teaching philosophy (this should include broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences, pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.—1-2 pages).  Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2015.  For more information regarding the Chemistry Department, please visit the department website at Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016044)

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3060
Storrs, CT 06269-3060

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