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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Oregon

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job no: 532149

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction, Chemistry

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, apply by October 2, 2023; position open until filled, and later applications may be considered.

Required Application Materials

Please complete an online application, supplying the following materials:

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) A statement of research plans and objectives
4) A statement on teaching philosophy or interest
5) A statement on statement outlining past/current efforts and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
6) Names and contact information for three professional references, who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.

Position Announcement

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2024 or later. A Ph. D. is required, and the position will remain open until filled.

Outstanding and creative candidates with research interests focusing on the development of theoretical and computational approaches (e.g., machine learning) to address fundamental questions in chemistry, physics, biology, and material science are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and researchers from diverse backgrounds. Primary selection criteria will focus on the potential for establishing an innovative, internationally-recognized, and externally-funded independent research program with accompanying excellence and innovation in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

New faculty will join an active research environment fostering possible collaborations within the local Research Institutes, such as the Institute of Molecular Biology (, the Material Science Institute (, and with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (

Inquiries can be sent to

Department or Program Summary

The UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate major and minor degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and graduate degrees at the masters and PhD level.

Our department is committed to creating and sustaining an open, inclusive, and supportive community that values the individuality and diversity of all its members. Our faculty, staff and students have worked to develop a set of shared values that provides a framework for informing our actions and decision-making, helps us hold ourselves accountable, and gives us common ground to start a conversation when challenges arise.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline.

About the University

The UO is dedicated to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty committed to research, teaching, and scholarship. Applications from groups underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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