Open Rank Faculty Position in Synthetic Chemistry

University of California, Merced
Merced, California
Aug 09, 2018
Sep 08, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Title: Open Rank Faculty Position in Synthetic Chemistry

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.


The School of Natural Sciences is seeking applicants for two faculty positions in synthetic chemistry.  One position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level while the other position is open rank.  Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have (for applicants for a tenured position) or have demonstrated the potential to develop (for Assistant Professor candidates) an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program.  Successful candidates are also expected to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Chemistry or a closely related field by the position start date, a strong record of publication, and potential to obtain external research funding.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a diversity statement; and, 6) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online.  After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).  Letters of reference should be received no later than October 1, 2018.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of three references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time.  Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Oct 2, 2018, with a final closing date of October 1, 2018.

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