Schwenk Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Competitive salary
Sep 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Schwenk Distinguished Professor will join the University of Connecticut to establish a program of the highest caliber in both scholarship and teaching.

Faculty Role and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to research and scholarship through high impact publications and extramural funding and will sustain national and international recognition as a scholar. The faculty member will have a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels as demonstrated in the prior development of innovative courses and in effective mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. The successful candidate will have broadened participation among members of under-represented groups and demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •   Earned Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field

  •   An established record of scholarly leadership in chemical sciences

  •   Excellent oral and written communication skills

  •   A strong and active extramurally funded research program.

  •   Outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications

  •   A proven record of excellence in teaching

  •   Must meet the University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor

    Preferred Qualifications:

  •   Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative research

  •   Proven commitment to developing and working within a diverse environment

    Appointment Terms:

    This is a full-time (9-month appointment) tenure-track appointment within the Department of Chemistry with an anticipated start date of fall, 2019. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Schwenk Professorship offers a generous start-up package, annual resources from a substantial endowment, and a salary and benefits package commensurate with the position.

    To Apply:

    For the complete job description, please visit UConn Careers at Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research and scholarship statement, commitment to diversity statement, and the names and contact information of four referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.

    Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Chemistry please visit our website at


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