Visiting Assistant Professor - Chemistry

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Salary is competitive
May 04, 2018
Jul 03, 2018
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for several Visiting Assistant Professors / Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows (TPF). Up to three (3) may be hired.  The TPF will conduct research in association with faculty research groups in areas of theoretical/computational and experimental chemistry, based on their research interest. Half of TPF time will be devoted to teaching and develop undergraduate chemistry classes, direct laboratory classes and mentor undergraduate students, and half to conduct research. These positions are well-suited for scientists who wish to prepare for a career of teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research.

For postdocs interested in computational research an ideal candidate would have a PhD in computational chemistry/biophysics or a related discipline. We expect a solid chemical or biophysical background, a good grasp of statistics, and data analysis techniques. Experience with programming and scripting languages and familiarity with various molecular modeling packages (NAMD, Gromacs, Charmm etc.) and with the UNIX/Linux operating system will be a significant advantage.

For postdocs interested in experimental research an ideal candidate would have a PhD in any subdiscipline of chemistry with a significant laboratory experience. We expect a solid chemical background and skill in experimental chemistry that is complementary to existing areas of strength within the department. Research areas may include sustainability, synthesis, chemical and biological sensors, materials, and protein biochemistry, however we will consider creative candidates who show promise in any subdiscipline. Preference will be given to those who have prior teaching experience in first-year chemistry and/or associated lab courses.

Overall Qualifications:   PhD required or all requirements for the PhD must be completed by the appointment date. The University of Cincinnati teaching fellows participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research results. Salary is competitive. Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking are desired.

Application Process:   The Application Process begins by completing our online application at (Requisition #28363).  Applicants must also include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement of research interests, and a one-page diversity statement on how diversity has influenced your teaching, scholarship or mentorship. Three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent by the finalists to Direct any questions to the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry at Applications received by 05/21/2018 will be given full consideration, but the search will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.



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