Assistant Professor in Chemistry

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Posting Details

Job TitleAssistant Professor in ChemistryRequisition NumberFE02423Working TitleDepartment Name8E030:ChemistryWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusNon-Tenure TrackRequired Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field

Required Related Experience

Postdoctoral experience (minimum of 3 years) is required. Prior mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is required.

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Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is seeking candidates for a non-tenure-track assistant research professor to start in Fall 2020. Research experience in the area of organic synthesis, materials chemistry, and electrochemistry, the latter including cyclic voltammetry, bulk electrolysis, and the assembly and cycling of redox flow batteries. Researchers will have the ability to take advantage of collaborative opportunities in the Department and on-campus. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience (minimum of 3 years) is required. Prior mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is required.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) CV and 2) Research Statement, describing their research experience and a brief description of how the candidate will collaborate within the department (upload under Specific Request 1). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to Apply09/18/2020Open Until FilledNoUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty
    • Academic Keys
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Specific Request 1
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    Posted: 9/18/2020
    Application Due: 9/20/2020
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