Assistant Professor (JOB#11739)
School of Molecular Sciences Arizona State University
The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS, https://sms.asu.edu/) and the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics (BCMDB, https://biodesign.asu.edu/molecular-design-and-biomimetics ) at Arizona State University invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with a focus in computational molecular design. Anticipated start date is August 2017. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty in BCMDB that aims to create intelligent molecular systems and materials using design principles.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in professional and university service, and collaborate with faculty in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute.
- Doctorate by the time of appointment in a field relevant to chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or physics
- Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
- A strong record of research accomplishments
- A strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface between chemistry, physics, biology and material science
- A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
- Expertise in the design and simulation of biomolecular assemblies (e.g. DNA, RNA, protein/peptide) to create self-assembling nanoarchitectures and/or devices
- A deep understanding of how molecular assemblies interact with biological systems and material interfaces
- Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
To apply, please submit as a single PDF document containing: (1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The pdf must be submitted via the employment application portal at https://sms.asu.edu/about/employment-opportunities Applicants who progress to latter stages of consideration will be notified prior to SMS contacting references.
The Initial deadline for review of complete applications is Thursday, December 1st; if not filled, a review of applications will continue weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
ASU is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. ASU has been ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world and the most innovative university in the country. The School of Molecular Sciences (previously the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) currently has 53 faculty with broad intellectual coverage across the range of molecular and materials science. ASU is home to both the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/