Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor


Franklin College Chemistry Department

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

UGA Chemistry has inorganic expertise both in core areas (e.g., synthesis and characterization of solid-state materials, low molecular weight complexes inspired by metalloenzyme active sites, catalysis, and main group compounds) and in cross-cutting fields related to our interdisciplinary centers and institutes (e.g., Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, New Materials Institute, Center for Computational and Quantum Chemistry, and the Center for Metalloenzyme Studies).

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits Eligible



Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a cover letter of interest with a brief summary of research accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and concise statements of research plans and teaching interests. Completed applications must include at least three letters of recommendation. Applications submitted through this system require the names of at least three references, who will be asked to submit letters directly. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Robert Scott ([email protected]). To receive full consideration, completed applications, including reference letters, should be received by April 15, 2021.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in bioinorganic chemistry, beginning August 1, 2021, at the level of Assistant Professor.

Additional Requirements:

A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

1 to 2 years of postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Candidates in all areas of bioinorganic chemistry will be considered, particularly those with research interests that build upon this range of expertise. Of special interest are research programs centered on the study of metalloproteins/metalloenzymes and spectroscopic/theoretical methods used to characterize them. Competitive applicants will have a strong research record, demonstrate creativity in their research plans, and exhibit a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.




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Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time