Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Chemistry / 0-1213-000

College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences

Salary Plan: Regular

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

The Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, invites applications for two Assistant Professors on nine-month, tenure track faculty positions to begin August 2021. Applications are open to any area of chemistry that enhances or complements existing research strengths.

Organizational Summary

The Department of Chemistry is a cornerstone of the College of Arts and Sciences, and one of the largest academic units within the University. The Department has 56 faculty and 4 core facility managers, and serves more than 3,500 undergraduate majors and approximately 120 graduate students. Research strengths include the areas of materials and catalysis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, computational chemistry, and chemical education. Access to high field NMR, X-ray crystallography, proteomics, screening and LC/MS instrumentation and high-performance computing is provided through core facilities. The Department is dedicated to developing globally competitive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as expanding its world-class interdisciplinary research portfolio. To learn more about the Department of Chemistry, please visit

Position Summary

The successful applicant is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements or strengthens existing research excellence within the department. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the chemistry curriculum and provide undergraduate and graduate level teaching.


Minimum Qualification: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Chemistry or a closely related field with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field and postdoctoral experience.

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 25528

Posting Date:  07/23/2020

Posting End Date: Open until filled, but review of applications will begin October 1, 2020

How To Apply 

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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter, CV, detailed research plan, and teaching philosophy. Please have your 3 professional letters of recommendation submitted to Ryan Jahn at   Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The position is open until filled, but review of applicants will begin October 1, 2020.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.  Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Ryan Jahn at (813-974-9676/, a minimum of five working days in advance. USF is an AA/EA/EO institution and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Work Location 

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

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