Gainesville, Florida
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
Oct 02, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida ( has a new opening for a nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, in the general area of Computational or Theoretical Chemistry, broadly defined, to start in the Fall of 2018. The successful applicant will be well supported with start-up resources and lab space. UF and the Department of Chemistry are committed to increasing faculty diversity and candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

There are currently over 40 faculty in the Department with internationally recognized expertise in computational and theoretical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. The department is also home to the interdisciplinary Quantum Theory Project and the Butler Polymer Research Center and has recently opened the Joseph Hernandez Hall, which is home to state of the art teaching and research space.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in computational or theoretical chemistry, or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is preferred.  Candidates must be prepared to establish their own independent, extramurally funded research program and maintain a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.


The review of the applications will start on OCTOBER 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at and include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans and teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum), and contact information for at least three references. References for short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide recommendation letters directly to the search committee.  Inquiries can be addressed to Computational Chemistry Search Chair (, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws.