Associate Professor, Chemistry (Open Research Focus)

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The Chemistry Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, tenured position at the associate professor level beginning August 2018, or earlier if feasible. Exceptional candidates with multidisciplinary interests across any area of chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a doctorate in Chemistry, or a related science, from an accredited institution and recent evidence of significant scholarly and teaching success. Candidates are expected to have established a vigorous independent research program and to excel in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels as well as provide service to the university, college, department, and professional organizations.

Current research strengths within the Chemistry Department include materials chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, photonics and forensic chemistry. At UCF we value interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop strong research interactions both within and outside the department and across disciplines. Recent examples of interdisciplinary opportunities at UCF involving chemistry include interdepartmental joint appointments and UCF faculty cluster hiring (e.g., Rational Design of Catalysts for Energy Applications and Propulsion; Sustainable Coastal Systems). Our department faculty have active research collaborations within the College of Sciences and with the College of Optics and Photonics, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Medicine, the College of Education and Human Performance, the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Nanoscience and Technology Center, and the National Center for Forensic Science.

UCF, located in Orlando, is a leading, fast-growing, research-intensive metropolitan university with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 students. The Chemistry Department has productive academic programs including the Chemistry Ph.D., Chemistry M.S., Forensic Science M.S., and ACS-accredited B.S. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biochemistry.

Candidates must apply online at and upload the following materials at the time of application: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research plans and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy including any experience with student-centered learning approaches; and 5) reprints of 2-3 recent key publications. Candidates should include names and contact information of three individuals to provide letters of reference.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin June 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to Dr. Eloy Hernandez, search committee chair, at

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.