Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry

Gainesville FL, FL
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida ( has a new opening for a nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, in the general area of Computational or Theoretical Chemistry, broadly defined, to begin August 16, 2018. The successful applicant will be well supported with start-up resources and lab space. UF and the Department of Chemistry are committed to increasing faculty diversity and candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

There are currently over 40 faculty in the Department with internationally recognized expertise in computational and theoretical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. The department is also home to the interdisciplinary Quantum Theory Project and the Butler Polymer Research Center and has recently opened the Joseph Hernandez Hall, which is home to state of the art teaching and research space.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws.

Advertised Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have earned a PhD in computational or theoretical chemistry, or a related discipline.  Candidates must be prepared to establish their own independent, extramurally funded research program and maintain a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching. Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral training is preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants:

The review of the applications will start on OCTOBER 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at: and include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans and teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum). In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.   Inquiries can be addressed to Computational Chemistry Search Chair (, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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