Bioinorganic, Bioorganic, or Medicinal Chemistry - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Position Number 998935

Functional Title Bioinorganic, Bioorganic, or Medicinal Chemistry - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Bioinorganic, Bioorganic, or Medicinal Chemistry at the rank of assistant professor. A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field is a requirement for the position. Applicants should demonstrate a solid track record of publication, and should show promise for establishing an independent and externally funded research program. Applicants will be expected to mentor master's and doctoral research students, and to contribute to the department's long-standing strength in undergraduate research. Additionally, the successful hire will demonstrate teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A competitive startup package will be provided. The expected start date for this position is Fall of 2018.

The department ( features an extremely supportive and collegial environment with 14 full-time faculty and a diverse student body. We offer a BS in Biochemistry, a BA, BS, and MS in Chemistry including biochemistry options, and a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry. Our department is housed in a 170,000 square foot, $35 million state of the art science building. Excellent core instrumentation and state of the art facilities for NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry with full time support staff are available on site.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate student body consisting of 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. UNCG and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. UNCG is an EEO/Affirmative Action/F/D/V employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one (1) year of postdoctoral research experience
  • Solid track record for research publication.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted through Jobsearch.

Applicants should upload (as PDF files) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Kimberly Petersen, Committee Chair, a curriculum vita, a description of proposed research, a teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent.

Any questions can be addressed to Trina Porcher at

Review of applications will begin October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department Chemistry & Biochemistry - 12205

Job Open Date 09/06/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/02/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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