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Assistant Professor in Synthetic & Bio-Organic Chemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 3rd, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Synthetic and Bio-organic chemistry, broadly defined, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is seeking a PhD-level scientist who will establish a high impact, internationally recognized research program. All applicants with proposed research programs that broadly align with Synthetic and Bio-Organic Chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of actively funded vigorous research program of the highest quality. To qualify, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Chemistry (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. A PhD is required by the time of anticipated appointment; applicants who already have a PhD and postdoctoral experience are highly desirable.

Applicants currently holding an Assistant Professor position (or equivalent) are also encouraged to apply. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, collaborative research, and a record of teaching or mentoring experience, are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research (~4 pages)
• Teaching statement (1-2 pages)
• 2 sample publications
• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 to 5 references to submit letters on their behalf via the recruitment website by the same deadline as the application materials.

The department encourages applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of the candidates plan to promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under- represented groups; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

Applications received by October 20th, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply to JPF01571, please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Sample publication #1

  • Sample publication #2

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required