Chemistry, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-2017167 [#8243, 2017167]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chemistry / organic, inorganic, chemical biology, theoretical, biological, Organic, Bioorganic
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline:2016/11/15 finished (posted 2016/10/07, finished 2017/03/20)
Position Description:    

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

Position Summary

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 Vision ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Chemistry Department.

The Chemistry Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applications for a full time tenure-track position to begin in August 2017. All areas of organic, bioorganic, or biological chemistry will be considered, with preference given to candidates whose research contributes to the above initiatives and complements that of current faculty.

The successful applicant should have postdoctoral experience and is expected to develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program, evidenced by high impact publications and strong extramural funding. Teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels and engagement in service activities are also anticipated. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent 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.

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

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of August 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Apply” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submit a cover lettercurriculum vitaeresearch and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of the academic career, mentorship of graduate students, etc.; 1-2 pages), description of specific research projects (6 page limit), commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.; 1-2 pages), and brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest (1-2 pages). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit at least three letters of reference on your behalf.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration please apply by November 15, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017167)

For more information regarding the Chemistry Department, please visit the department website at

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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.

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

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