University of Connecticut, Chemistry

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-2020133 [#14668, 493460]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/09/17, finished 2020/04/29)
Position Description:    

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The Chemistry Department at UConn seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin in August 2020. All areas of organic chemistry will be considered, including bioorganic chemistry/chemical biology, with preference given to candidates whose research complements that of current faculty (

The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program, evidenced by high impact publications and robust extramural funding. Teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to service activities are essential. 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 should express interest in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in chemistry or a closely related field in hand by the time the appointment begins; 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience; record of research accomplishments in Chemistry or a related field as evidenced by publications; and strong oral and written communication skills.


A demonstrated commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, including on-line instruction; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; experience in grant writing.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of August 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, declaration of scholarship (a philosophical statement that will form the basis of the academic career and mentorship of graduate students; 1-2 pages), 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), brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest (1-2 pages), and description of three specific research projects (6 page limit). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

NOTE: We intend to review the research proposals in a blinded fashion separate from the remainder of the application. Candidates are encouraged to construct their research section with this fact in mind (no name in header, for instance).

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration please complete your application by November 15, 2019.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020133)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

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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