Faculty Position in Computational Chemistry

Auburn, Alabama
Full time with benefits
Oct 20, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Faculty Position in Computational Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences and Mathematics Auburn University
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for a 
nine-month, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor in 
Computational Chemistry.
A successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally 
recognized research program in computational chemistry. All areas and subspecialties  of  
computational  chemistry  will  be  considered,  but  candidates who  are  able  and  willing  to  
establish  successful  computational/experimental collaborations within biochemistry (enzymatic 
catalysis, drug discovery) and/or organic chemistry (enantioselective synthesis, catalysis, and 
natural products) are desired.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline at the 
time appointment begins, and a minimum one year of postdoctoral experience. The successful 
candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must be 
eligible to work in the United States at the time employment begins and continue working legally 
for the proposed term of employment. Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, 
teaching and mentoring experience, and demonstrated (or potential) ability to acquire extramural 
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until a suit- able individual 
is hired. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a 
statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information of three professional 
references. Applicants should also endeavor to describe how their past and/or planned contributions 
to teaching, research, and/ or service will serve to advance the mission of the College of Sciences 
and Mathematics in creating an inclusive environment. This document should include the fol- 
lowing: a statement of values as they relate to the candidate’s understanding and commitment to 
diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM fields examples of experiences that demonstrate the 
candidate’s commitment to fostering the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM 
(students, staff, and/or peers) and supporting a diversity of perspectives in the classroom, lab, 
campus, and/or com- munity; and future plans for continuing to advance inclusive excellence, 
diversity, or equity in the candidate’s research, teaching, and service. For more information about 
the commitment of the College of Sciences and Mathematics to inclusion, equity, and diversity, and 
the guidelines for preparing this statement, please see: 
Applicants must submit their materials online at: http://www.auemployment. com/postings/19387.
The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to cultivating culturally competent 
professionals and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University values 
diversity and is a welcoming and inclusive community of 28 research and teaching faculty and over 
80 graduate students. More department information is available at: 
http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/ chemistry/index.htm.
Auburn University is an R1 Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space 
grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching 
excellence. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 
graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 
1,600+ faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the 
top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. For more information on 
faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: 
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including 
dual-career couples.
Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual- career 
services: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines- dual-career-services.pdf.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in 
America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cites or to beach and mountain 
recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, 
Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a 
population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
Auburn  University  is  an  EEO/Vet/Disability committed  to building an 
inclusive and diverse community.