Assistant Professor

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Department: Chemistry / 0-1213-000
College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences
Salary Plan: Faculty
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

The Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Professor on a 9-month tenure track position, to begin August 2022 on the Tampa campus. The ideal candidate will establish a research program in biochemistry, physical chemistry or biophysical chemistry.

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 greater than 40 faculty including core facility managers and serves more than 3,500 undergraduate majors and approximately 150 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, mass spectrometry, LC/MS, screening 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 Qualifications:
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Biochemistry, 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 postdoctoral experience.

Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 28621
Job Title Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry
Job ID 28621

Posting Date: 09/30/2021
Posting End Date: 11/15/2021

How To Apply
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When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, detailed research plan, and teaching philosophy. All components must be compiled into one document to upload in your application. Only online applications are accepted for this position. According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. Please have your 3 professional letters of recommendation submitted to Ryan Jahn at Review of applications will begin 11/01/2021.

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.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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