Faculty Position in Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Maryland Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 106264

Title: Open Rank

Functional Title: Open rank faculty

Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland, College Park invites applicants for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position, starting August 2022. Candidates with innovative research programs centered in synthetic organic chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry, who will synergize with current faculty in areas that include supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, proteomics/metabolomics, structural biology and nanotechnology are particularly sought. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and/or potential for scientific impact through original research, scholarship, and teaching.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop or enhance vigorous externally funded research programs and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from diverse backgrounds. As members of a key department in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers and Institutes, including the NanoCenter, the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR), the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), the Institute for Physical Science & Technology (IPST). Faculty and students enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, NASA and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Maryland’s I-270 Technology Corridor. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our preeminent stature in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry especially encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and those who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students and groups are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas

Minimum Qualifications:

Scholars with highly acclaimed research programs and demonstrated excellence in education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related discipline, significant research accomplishments, and experience in teaching/mentoring in the chemical sciences, broadly defined.

Posting Date: 08/31/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 10/15/2021

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
Optional Documents

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