Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Job description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking an outstanding individual with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or highly related discipline, and research programs in the areas of Computational Chemistry/Modeling, Physical-Organic, Spectroscopy, and Analytical are especially encouraged. Relevant post-doctoral experience and a demonstrated history of research success via publications, grants, and presentations are required. Teaching and research at the undergraduate and/or Masters level is expected. Priority will be given to research programs that utilize current facilities and equipment as well as those that complement existing research programs in the department and at the campus. The full teaching load is approximately 15 contact hours per academic year and will include upper level electives specific to the applicants' research interests (Computational Chemistry/Modeling, Physical-Organic, Spectroscopy, or Analytical are preferred). Teaching General Chemistry I and II may also be part of the teaching load. Complete applications include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of research plans (maximum 3 pages, excluding references)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page)
  • Professional development plan (maximum 1 page)
  • Unofficial transcripts

The statement of research plans should include a description of planned projects with justification of project feasibility, as well as a brief discussion of the anticipated role and number of students involved in each. The statement of teaching philosophy should also include a brief description of new class(es) that applicants are interested in adding to current departmental curricula. The professional development plan should discuss publication and funding strategies and goals, a plan for building applicants' research program at UCCS, and a list of major equipment needs beyond those currently available in the department ( Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 10, 2018. Departmental information can be found at

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

Inquiries should be addressed to Janel Owens, search committee chair, [email protected], (719) 255-3207.


Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a highly related discipline

Relevant post-doctoral experience (at least 24 months at time of hire)

A demonstrated history of research success via publications, grants, and presentations

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered • A list of three references will be required of all finalists • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:• In addition to the above required application documents, please submit a development plan. • In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40063 - LAS-Chemistry

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 5, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Janel Owens

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00480715





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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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