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Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology

University of North Texas Department of Chemistry
Denton, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 20, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position in the broad area of experimental chemical biology, to begin September 1, 2024. Candidates should have a record of published research, a strong commitment to research and teaching, and compelling ideas for an independent research program in any area of experimental chemical biology, broadly defined as the application of chemical knowledge and tools to the study and manipulation of biological systems. Development of a nationally and internationally visible, funded research program is expected. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical biology, or a related field, with postdoctoral experience preferred. The new faculty member will have access to substantial shared instrumentation resources for chemical analysis and may pursue collaborative opportunities through the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI, and through other multi-departmental research efforts on campus.

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution with a diverse population of over 42,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The UNT Chemistry Department is currently in a growth phase, with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty members in the next few years. Current research strengths include materials chemistry, computational chemistry, and catalysis, as well as a growing interdisciplinary emphasis on chemical biology.

For additional information and to apply for the position, visit our website at (Posting Number F1359P). Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, please supply names and contact information for three professional references, and arrange for three reference letters to be emailed to with “Chemical Biology Assistant Professor” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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