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Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor (Open Rank)

Position overview

Position titles:
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Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 or later

Application Window

Open date: November 30, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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.

Position description

The UCSB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking an open rank position, with an intention to hire a highly creative and productive individual with research and teaching interests in any area of chemistry or biochemistry. Applications at any rank will be considered, including tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. Successful applicants at the Assistant level will be expected to develop strong and creative research programs and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicants at the Associate and Full levels are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service, and leadership.

This position is a part of an ongoing effort by the department to strengthen its research and educational mission. We seek an individual with a demonstrated success in developing a rigorous, well-funded research program that can span any area of chemistry and biochemistry, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and who supports diversity, equity and inclusion. Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, participation in university service and professional activities. Successful candidates may have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within and between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and collaborative departments, and research units, such as Chemical Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, the Marine Science Institute, and Biological Engineering. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

UCSB is a premier, Top-7 public research university. Our department, for example, has included among its faculty more than a half dozen National Academy of Science Members and two Nobel Prize Winners. UCSB is home to the NSF BioPACIFIC Materials Innovation Platform for Bio-based Polymers, Automated Cellular Infrastructure, Flow, and Integrated Chemistry, the nation’s first NSF Quantum Foundry, and one of the top NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers in the country. Building on these strengths, we are seeking new colleagues to help establish research programs and collaborative partnerships in such areas as green chemistry, energy and sustainability, functional materials, machine learning, quantum information science, synthetic biology, systems biology, biomolecular design and well beyond.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, except the dissertation, at the time of the application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD must be conferred by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Outstanding research and research potential, excellence in teaching and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent Postdoc; current Assistant Professor.

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

  • Cover Letter - Limited to 2 pages containing the following three elements: (1) most significant research accomplishment (2) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution; and (3) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.

  • Statement of Research - limited to 2-3 pages: include discussion of your two most impactful research projects, your vision for the next 5-10 years of your research program, and how you see yourself incorporating your program at UCSB, including potential collaborations within the department or across campus.

  • Statement of Teaching - limited to 2 pages: provide your teaching and mentoring experience, teaching methods for undergraduate and graduate students, courses that you can teach, courses that you plan to develop, and your mentoring philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Successful
    candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate
    evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in
    their application materials, including the Diversity
    Statement. This evidence can include:
    • Efforts to advance equitable access to education;
    • Public service that addresses the needs of California’s
    diverse population;
    • Research that informs our understanding of race or
    ethnicity or could contribute to the advancement of a
    more just and equitable society; -Mentoring and
    advising students, particularly from underrepresented
    and underserved populations;
    • Creating effective strategies for the educational
    advancement of students in under-represented groups.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Provide the names and contact information for references and request letters of reference within the system in order to complete the application requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02377

Full/Associate Professor

Position title: Associate Professor;Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (e.g. at an international university).

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

  • Cover Letter - Limited to 2 pages containing the following three elements: (1) most significant research accomplishment (2) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution; and (3) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.

  • Statement of Research - limited to 2-3 pages: include discussion of your two most impactful research projects, your vision for the next 5-10 years of your research program, and how you see yourself incorporating your program at UCSB, including potential collaborations within the department or across campus.

  • Statement of Teaching - limited to 2 pages: provide your teaching and mentoring experience, teaching methods for undergraduate and graduate students, courses that you can teach, courses that you plan to develop, and your mentoring philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Successful
    candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate
    evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in
    their application materials, including the Diversity
    Statement. This evidence can include:
    • Efforts to advance equitable access to education;
    • Public service that addresses the needs of California’s
    diverse population;
    • Research that informs our understanding of race or
    ethnicity or could contribute to the advancement of a
    more just and equitable society; -Mentoring and
    advising students, particularly from underrepresented
    and underserved populations;
    • Creating effective strategies for the educational
    advancement of students in under-represented groups.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants should inform their references that they may be contacted by the department at any time during this recruitment. The department intends to solicit letters of reference for the finalist candidate.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02377

Help contact: buratto@chem.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA