Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure Track)

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona College of Science and College of Medicine invites applications from structural biologists for a tenure-track faculty position in the Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) Department starting in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will join a dynamic research environment within CBC and will have multiple opportunities to collaborate with the Arizona Cancer Center, the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and numerous other Centers of Excellence. To foster a diversity of thought and culture we particularly encourage applications from Women and other groups that have been underrepresented in the sciences.

The successful candidate will be working on important structural biology questions and have an excellent track record of creative research accomplishments. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. CBC is committed to an inclusive climate and candidates must be committed to work with diverse students, trainees, staff, and colleagues.

Applicants with research and teaching interests in all areas of structural biology are encouraged to apply. The University has made substantial new investments in instrumentation in NMR spectroscopy (Bruker 800 & 600 MHz Avance NEO with TCI cryoprobes) and X-ray crystallography (Bruker Venture system with a MetalJet D2 X-ray source and Photon III detector). Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor will be expected to develop a vigorous, competitive and externally funded research program. Candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will be expected to have a highly visible and externally funded research programs.

Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a vigorous, productive and nationally and internationally recognized research program
  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to innovation in curricular development
  • Mentor students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry and/or Chemistry or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • Established expertise/experience in working with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated expertise/experience in mentoring
  • Experience obtaining external research funding

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenure Track (T/TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Alexis Montoya
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please provide the following documents:

1. Statement of Research Interests (2-6 pages)

2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)

3. Statement detailing experience and commitment to advance diversity and equity (1-2 pages)

You will also be required to provide at least 3 letters of recommendation. Please email these to Alexis Montoya at [email protected]

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.