Assistant Professor - Computational Chemistry

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 12, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Title

Assistant Professor - Computational Chemistry

Posting Number

P0010F

Job Description Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry.
A successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program in computational chemistry. All areas and subspecialties of computational chemistry will be considered, but candidates who are able and willing to establish successful computational/experimental collaborations within biochemistry (enzymatic catalysis, drug discovery) and/or organic chemistry (enantioselective synthesis, catalysis, and natural products) are desired.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information of three professional references. Applicants should also endeavor to describe how their past and/or planned contributions to teaching, research, and/or service will serve to advance the mission of the College of Sciences and Mathematics in creating an inclusive environment. This document should include the following: a statement of values as they relate to the candidate’s understanding and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM fields; examples of experiences that demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to fostering the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM (students, staff, and/or peers) and supporting a diversity of perspectives in the classroom, lab, campus, and/or community; and future plans for continuing to advance inclusive excellence, diversity, or equity in the candidate’s research, teaching, and service. For more information about the commitment of the College of Sciences and Mathematics to inclusion, equity, and diversity, and the guidelines for preparing this statement, please see this link.

The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to cultivating culturally competent professionals and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University values diversity and is a welcoming and inclusive community of 28 research and teaching faculty and over 80 graduate students. More department information is available at this link.

Auburn University is an R1 Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,600+ faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual-career services: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline at the time appointment begins, and a minimum one year of postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States at the time employment begins and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication, teaching and mentoring experience, and demonstrated (or potential) ability to acquire extramural funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until a suitable individual is hired. Please upload your statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in the Other Document field under the required documents section of your application.

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

References required for this position?

Yes

If yes, minimum number requested

3
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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Documentation
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research and/or Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts


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