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Vanderbilt University Chemistry
Nashville, Tennessee
salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in chemical biology with a special emphasis in organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor rank. Investigators with an emphasis on the synthesis of biologically active compounds and/or tools for addressing significant biological problems are particularly encouraged to apply, but we will consider all applications centered in organic chemistry. The selected candidate will join the Department of Chemistry ( with opportunities for cross appointment in other departments, programs, and interdisciplinary institutes across campus. The candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that complements current departmental and institutional strengths in chemical synthesis, natural product synthesis, chemical biology, glycoscience, oncology, drug discovery, infectious diseases, and microbiology.

As a new faculty member, the candidate will play an integral role and will benefit from collaborations with diverse internationally recognized programs, centers, and institutes.

Top candidates will demonstrate excellence in research, highly effective teaching and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and a desire to contribute to a collaborative academic community. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. no later than August 16, 2022, and preferably one or more years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research interests, (d) a statement of teaching philosophy, (e) a statement of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and (f) three letters of recommendation directly to Interfolio: . Completed applications may be submitted October 18, 2021 and must be received no later than November 30, 2021.

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, embraces diversity and inclusion, and has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty and to teaching students who are diversified by gender, race/ethnicity, and other social locations. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University ranks in the top 15 National Universities and is located in the heart of Music City, Nashville, TN. Nashville is consistently rated as a great place to live (


An independent, privately supported university, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer based in the state with 18,551 employees.
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