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Assistant Professor - Polymer Chemistry

UF Dept of Chemistry
Gainesville, Florida
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Field of specialization
Education, Organic, Polymers
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
Salary Band
$70,000 - $79,999
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The University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of polymer chemistry. The appointments will commence on August 16, 2022.    

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest level and to establish an outstanding, independent, externally-funded research program. We seek candidates with a record of excellence in research and scholarship and an ability to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will join the Butler Polymer Research Laboratory (, which is comprised of eight independent research groups within the Department of Chemistry conducting research in the polymer field. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience is desirable.

The University of Florida is one of the largest, most comprehensive, highest quality public research universities in the country. UF is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university and home to the most comprehensive university health sciences facilities in the southeast. The Department of Chemistry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Florida, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines and perspectives.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and a complete application includes: (1) a cover letter,(2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) proposed research projects, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021, and applicants should have all materials submitted by then to ensure full consideration.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website,

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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