The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applicants from all areas of chemistry and biochemistry for an open-rank tenure-line faculty position, starting August, 2017. Bioanalytical, biophysical and environmental chemistry candidates, and others developing innovative measurements and methods for frontier research in the chemical sciences, broadly defined, are particularly encouraged to apply. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and/or potential for impact through original research, scholarship and teaching.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop vigorous externally funded research programs, and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from diverse backgrounds. A key department in the College of Computer Science, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers and Institutes, including the NanoCenter, the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR), the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), the Institute for Physical Science & Technology (IPST), and the Energy Frontier Research Center, and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, NASA and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Maryland's 270 Technology Corridor. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry especially encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity. Candidates who have experience working with diverse range of faculty, students and groups are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.