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Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences [R0141404].



The new tenure-track faculty member will be expected to: a) contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching in Analytical and General Chemistry, b) develop a vigorous externally-funded research program in an area of Analytical Chemistry (in particular bioanalytical, radioanalytical, instrumental, and/or environmental analysis), c) engage in service to the University and community, and d) mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research.

The new faculty member will primarily teach existing courses in Analytical Chemistry, such as undergraduate Quantitative Analysis Lecture/Laboratory, Instrumental Analysis Lecture/Laboratory, and General Chemistry; and graduate courses such as Advanced Instrumental Analysis (Organic or Inorganic) and Quality Assurance and Statistics.

In the application letter, we encourage to include a statement how the candidate would propose to be successful in these research and teaching areas.

The UNLV Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is comprised of 22 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members who are actively engaged in extramurally supported research in the broad areas of physical, materials & computational chemistry, biochemistry, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry, radiochemistry, and chemical education (more details can be found at The radiochemistry program at UNLV is one of the very few active University research programs in the United States with a focus on speciation and containment of radioactive waste and the beneficial uses of radioactive materials in medicine.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related analytical discipline. The successful candidate must possess a proven record of research accomplishments and post-doctoral research training or equivalent research/industrial experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Competitive total rewards package, including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
    No state income tax Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 1, 2024, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.

Materials should be addressed to the UNLV Analytical Chemistry Search Committee and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0141404” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


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