Welch Chair position

Denton, Texas
Compensation commensurate with experience
Mar 12, 2018
May 11, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) is seeking applications and nominations for a Welch Chair position to start within the 2018/19 academic year (tentative). The successful candidate will conduct research in any EXPERIMENTAL area of chemistry, engage in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses (1 per long semester), and undertake administrative functions in the Department and UNT commensurate with strategic plans. The candidate is expected to assume a proactive role in steering Department growth efforts in research infrastructure and personnel en route to reinforcing UNT's R1 Carnegie status.

We are seeking candidates with outstanding records of scholarly accomplishment, scientific and institutional leadership, dedication to education and mentoring students and junior researchers, and commitment to sustaining a collegial atmosphere.

The Department of Chemistry is recognized for its strong research thrusts in all areas of chemistry, both experiment and theory). It currently has 23 full-time faculty, nearly 100 graduate and 300 undergraduate majors, and serves > 5,000 undergraduate students annually.

Nationally, UNT is rated as a top-tier research university, denoted Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity (R1) in the Carnegie Classification. UNT ranks among the top universities in Texas for annual doctoral degree production and, with 38,000 students, is the 4th-largest in Texas. UNT is the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, America's 4th-largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area. The Denton campus, founded in 1890, is the flagship of the UNT System, located in a town of 134,000 people about 35 miles north of Dallas or Ft. Worth, and within 25 miles of the DFW International Airport. UNT has the advantages of being both nearby large cities - offering a wealth of entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports - and being in a college town that offers a peaceful haven for study and research. The campus is highly diverse: 22% of undergraduates are Hispanic/Latino, 12% are Black or African American, and 52% are women.

The DFW metroplex is home to a diverse population of high technology concerns, which provide a platform for research activities and job placement. Further information regarding the department may be obtained by visiting our Web site (https://chemistry.unt.edu/). For additional inquiries about this position, contact Prof. Mohammad Omary, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, 1155 Union Circle #305070, Denton, TX 76203; Phone: 940-565-2443; E-mail: omary@unt.edu.

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