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Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry

University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Field of specialization
Computers / Computational / Informatics
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and half of our undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools.

Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. UTEP is one of only four institutions in Texas to hold both the top research and community engagement designations from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $130 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the best universities in the country for research and fourth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education for all of our students.

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position in the broad scope of computational chemistry. We seek a candidate with the potential to expand research activities in the Department and College, the ability to engage in collaborative approaches, and the interest to interact within any or all of the common chemistry subdivisions including: Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Analytical. The successful candidate will be expected (1) to build an excellent research program, and attract external funding to build and sustain it; (2) to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (3) to mentor, teach and direct students research from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels; and (4) to engage in outreach and service activities. Anticipated appointment date is September 1, 2024.


An earned doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry in any subdivision with a related emphasis in computational chemistry. A strong record of research accomplishments (e.g. a strong publication record). Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants are expected to have the ability to obtain external funding, and direct independent and collaborative research.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To assure full consideration, please submit an application that includes:

• Cover letter
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Research plan
• Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
• Complete contact information for three professional references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further questions about the position, contact Lela Vukovic, Search Committee Chair at

To apply, visit

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