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Assistant Professor, Chemistry

UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington - located in the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX metroplex
The University of Texas at Arlington provides competitive salaries and benefits
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Research-Applied, Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate
Job Type
Full time
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The University of Texas at Arlington

 Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position Title: Assistant Professor Chemistry

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks applications to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related area and post-doctoral experience. We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in organic chemistry or analytical chemistry, preferably with research focus and interests in using bioorganic or bioanalytical chemistry approaches to address problems related to health and the human conditions. While the opening is at the assistant professor level, more experienced senior candidates with exceptional track records will also be considered. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Tenure-track faculty are expected to initiate and maintain a well-funded research program and teach graduate and undergraduate organic or analytical chemistry. 

Required qualifications

PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related area. Post-doctoral experience.

Preferred qualifications

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Department Information

The UTA Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers many specialized undergraduate degree programs that offer an excellent foundation in chemistry and biochemistry, and our graduate programs provide advanced training in a collaborative research environment which has the Carnegie Classification's highest rating: R1 Doctoral Universities – very high research activity. The UTA Chemistry and Biochemistry Department hosts 20 tenure and tenure-track faculty conducting highly innovative and collaborative research. Guided by its Strategic Plan 2025: Bold Solutions/Global Impact, the University fosters interdisciplinary research and education within five broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable communities, global environmental impact, data-driven discovery and culture and society transformations. Its strategic location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex also offers a rich environment for industry-university collaboration in research and development.

More information about the department and its activities can be found at and

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials and submit the following materials:

1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) summary of current and proposed research, 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. 

For more information about UTA, please visit:  

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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