Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Location
Davis, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Nov 09, 2020
Field of specialization
Organic
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03706

Initial Review Date: October 13th, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Application must be received by this date to ensure full consideration.

Final Review Date: December 18th, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the initial review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of Chemistry at University of California, Davis announces a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the assistant professor level with a start date of July 1, 2021.  Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of organic chemistry including, but not limited to, organometallics, polymers, machine learning/AI, methodology development and natural products total synthesis. The position will remain open until filled but to assure full consideration, submit by October 13, 2020 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of previous research, a statement of teaching, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, each candidate should provide three original research proposals representative of the theme of their distinctive research program in organic chemistry.

Please explore the University’s website at https://ucdavis.edu and the Department’s website at https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu, and contact Professor Annaliese Franz (akfranz@ucdavis.edu) for additional inquiries.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates that possess an exceptional record of and demonstrate potential for further research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between..  In their statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion the candidate should demonstrate a track record(calibrated to career stage) and/or awareness of issues related to teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required by the date of hire.  Candidates must possess or demonstrate the potential to achieve a strong record in the areas of research, teaching and service. The candidate must also possess the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate level organic chemistry courses, and be strongly committed to providing service to the department, university, and scientific communities.  The candidate must also demonstrate the potential to achieve an externally-funded research program.

Position and Application Details:

The position will remain open until December 18th, 2020, but to assure full consideration, submit by October 13th, 2020 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of previous research, a statement of teaching, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. In addition, each candidate should provide three original research proposals representative of the theme of their distinctive research program in organic chemistry.  Review of applications will begin promptly on October 13th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The presumptive hire date for this position will be July 1st, 2021, and the primary location of this position will be the UC Davis campus in Davis, California. 

Submit your application to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03706.

Our Commitment:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community [https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-community] and are tied with how to best serve our student population. In 2019, over 40% of undergraduate students were first generation, with roughly 30% of students coming from underrepresented minority groups across California (discover more statistics at https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/fall-enrollment-glance). Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our University’s recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision [https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/about/strategic-plan], our new strategic plan “To Boldly Go” [https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/strategic-plan], our Principles of Community, the strategic plan at the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) through Our Path Forward [https://health.ucdavis.edu/strategicplan/index.html], the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement [https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/mission-statement], and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement [https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/4400.html]. The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) [https://health.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/] has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan [https://health.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/leadership-messages/messages_action-plan-following-George-Floyd-statement.html]. The University has taken many steps to uphold these goals and visions, which are outlined through this timeline [https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/timeline]. 

UC Davis and the department of Chemistry is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information on our campus’ work-life policies, including information in support of family-friendly recruitments and policies, please see our Work Life page [https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life].

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