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Assistant Professor in Synthetic Chemistry

University of California Merced
Merced, California
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Field of specialization
Inorganic, Materials, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor in Synthetic Chemistry


University of California Merced




Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2022. Applications will be submitted via


The School of Natural Sciences is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level in synthetic chemistry. Candidates in all areas of synthetic chemistry are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants whose research interests lie in the chemical synthesis of organic, inorganic, organometallic molecules, macromolecules (including biomacromolecules), or materials and may support one or more of the five identified areas of emphasis within the School of Natural Sciences: materials, biomedical sciences, sustainability & the environment, computational & data science, and STEM education. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs, lead an internationally renowned independent research program in an emerging area, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Successful applicants will also contribute to the growth of a vibrant chemistry department in a young research university. We strongly encourage applications from experientially and culturally diverse individuals, especially those who desire to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the community through their experiences, mentorship, teaching, scholarship, and service.


Minimum Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Materials, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field by the position start date.


Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.


Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and, 6) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.


Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 15, 2022.


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.


Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.


To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at:




The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy




The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (


UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (


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