Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
16120100 - LS-CHEMISTRY-GENERAL
The University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of polymer chemistry. The appointment will commence on August 16, 2024.
The successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest level and to establish an outstanding, independent, externally funded research program. We seek candidates with a record of excellence in research and scholarship and an ability to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of the Butler Polymer Research Laboratory and the Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering. For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website, www.chem.ufl.edu
Recognized in 2023 by the Wall Street Journal as the #1 public university in the United States, the University of Florida is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university and home to the most comprehensive university health sciences facilities in the southeast. The Department of Chemistry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of Florida, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines and perspectives.
UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF's large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package. Employment Benefits include:
Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.
Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.
Ph. D. in Chemistry or a closely related field by the start date.
Ph.D. in Chemistry; postdoctoral experience is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.
A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae
, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) proposed research projects, and (5) the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
The Department of Chemistry is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
Health Assessment Required:
Open until filled
To apply, visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/528647/assistant-professor-in-polymer-chemistry
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