Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry

University of California Davis Department of Chemistry

United States

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry

Job #JPF03774
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences - CHEMISTRY

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jan 8, 2021 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.


Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry, University of California, Davis

The Department of Chemistry at UC Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Quantum Chemistry and Electronic Structure Methods with a planned start date of July 1, 2021.

This search is focused on the area of molecular electronic structure, broadly defined, particularly on the development of new theoretical methods and their application to forefront problems in chemistry. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, teaching statement, summary of previous research, statement of contributions to diversity, a research plan, and contact information for 3 references to:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related field by Fall 2021. Successful candidates will be expected to be ready to develop a world-class, well-funded research program, achieve excellence in teaching students at all levels, and possess a strong commitment to providing service to the department, university and professional communities.

This position will remain open until filled but for full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2020. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, in particular, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and applicants whose research, teaching, and community outreach demonstrate their commitment to inclusion of under‐represented and/or non‐majority individuals into their respective area of specialization within their discipline.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including a list of publications.
  • Summary of Previous Research - A brief summary of your research accomplishments, not exceeding 2 pages.
  • Statement of Teaching - A brief description of your teaching experience and teaching philosophy, not exceeding 2 pages.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Original Research Proposal - We request a research proposal combining two or more ideas and projects in an integrated research plan for the first three to five years of an assistant professorship that describes a distinctive research program in theoretical chemistry focused on electronic structure. The proposal should not exceed 8 pages, excluding references
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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