Assistant Professor Analytical (Tenure Track)

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Commensurate with experience and education
Dec 02, 2020
Jan 04, 2021
Field of specialization
Analytical, Education
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track Analytical Chemistry position to start in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program in the broad area of analytical chemistry and to teach analytical chemistry effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Preference will be given to candidates who establish a research program in one of the university’s areas of emphasis described below.

The University of Arkansas has made significant research investment into the broadly defined research areas of biomedicine, sustainability, and harnessing data. Candidates are encouraged to review the recent investment in Innovative and Integrative Research (IR3) initiative ( for details. The UofA is committed to supporting faculty interested in pursuing technology commercialization via mentoring and access to programmatic funding and is a recent recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award (2021-2024).

The University of Arkansas Empowering Network Groups for Arkansas Gender Equity (ENGAGE) program promotes institutional change for intersectional and gender equity in STEM departments and across campus.  The UofA ENGAGE program identifies, analyzes, and addresses institutional inequities while cultivating faculty equity and success by eradicating institutional barriers and harnessing institutional resources and mentoring networks.  

Situated in scenic Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is consistently high-ranking in lists of best places to live in the US (e.g., US News top 10, 5 years in a row; #4 Business Insider best places to live 2020). Fayetteville offers something for everyone - excellent access to the outdoors (hiking, biking trails, Ozark mountains), a vibrant arts and entertainment scene (e.g., the Walton Arts).

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry or a related area conferred by the time of appointment
  • Relevant postdoctoral experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong potential to develop a nationally recognized and funded research program in biomedicine, sustainability, harnessing data or one of the other areas of emphasis within the universities innovative and Integrative Research (IR3) program (

For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of proposed research (ten-page limit), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (one-page limit), a diversity statement (one-page limit), and a list of three professional references willing to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

 Completed applications received by January 4, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.