Assistant or Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology Interface

Iowa City, IA
Sep 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Field of specialization
Biological, Education, Organic
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa seeks applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor position in Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology interface, effective August 2018.  The Chemistry Department has appointed 15 new faculty members over the past 10 years and recently completed a major building renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. The University also provides a wide range of accessible state-of-the-art research facilities, as well as outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions with major campus initiatives and centers in fields such as Aging Mind and Brain, Genetics, Informatics, Obesity, Biocatalysis, and Neuroscience.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program.  The successful candidate must also add to the teaching mission of the Department in organic/bioorganic chemistry through excellent teaching skills and a commitment to excellence in instruction at all levels (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).

A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided. Please apply using the link, referencing Requisition #71661.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a strong, promising record of scholarship and productivity.  Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that clearly describe the planned research program and its potential. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.