Tenure-Track Position: - Analytical Environmental Chemistry
The University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Chemistry – College of Science
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
Analytical Environmental Chemistry
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Analytical Environmental Chemistry. The anticipated appointment date is for fall 2018. The successful candidate will establish an extramurally-funded research program. Job responsibilities include teaching courses; mentoring undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students; and service to the department and University. Preference will be given to candidates whose research employs innovative approaches. Areas of research that encompass nanotechnology for solving and identifying environmental problems, including applications in agriculture, sensing technologies, and water issues are desired.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Chemistry is housed in the recently completed Chemistry and Computer Science building. Major departmental facilities include NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometers, EPR, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, SEM, TEM, BET, SPR, AFM, ICP, ICP-MS, and more. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for extramural funding and for establishing collaborations. The Department of Chemistry offers Ph.D. and an M.S, degrees in chemistry. Faculty from Chemistry also have the opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty from the Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program and with the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program. Please visit our webpage at CHEMISTRY.UTEP.EDU .
ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university with more than 25,000 students. The University’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $90 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center and Kidd Field. Southwest University Park located in El Paso’s lively downtown is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball team.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references. Please use the online submission process at www.utep.edu.
Dr. Geoffrey Saupe, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry;
Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.