The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at the
University of New Mexico invites applications for
three openings at the Assistant Professor level to
begin in August 2022. These are full-time, tenure-track positions
in experimental organic chemistry, broadly defined. Areas of
particular interest include synthesis/catalysis,
bioorganic/medicinal chemistry, soft materials, and organic
semiconductors. Exceptional candidates from related areas are
encouraged to apply. Suitably qualified candidates at the
Associate Professor level will be considered as well.
Responsibilities will include establishing an internationally
recognized and extramurally funded research program; teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry and related
areas; supervision of master’s and doctoral students; and
contributing to service activities of the Department and the
University. UNM is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion in its faculty and workforce. Qualified women,
minorities, and members of historically-underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged to apply.
The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology is housed
within recently-renovated, modern facilities. Faculty in the
department lead research programs in the broad areas of Synthesis
& Catalysis, Biological Chemistry, and Electronic and Photonic
Materials, and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. The
department benefits from resources/collaborations on campus such as
the Center for High Technology Materials, the Center for
Micro-Engineered Materials, the Center for Molecular Discovery, and
the Center for Advanced Research Computing. Additionally, two
National Laboratories (Sandia and Los Alamos) and the Air Force
Research Laboratory (AFRL), all within a short commuting distance
of the UNM campus, provide excellent research and collaboration
opportunities. Candidates conducting highly interdisciplinary
research may be considered for joint appointments with existing UNM
a.) Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field.
b.) Evidence of primary specialization in organic chemistry or
related areas of research.
- Demonstrated potential to develop a high-quality,
externally-funded research program as evidenced through experience
and publication record.
- Ability to establish collaborations with other research groups
within and external to the department, as evidenced in the research
statement and description of research plans.
- Demonstrated strength in and commitment to teaching at the
undergraduate and/or graduate levels as evidenced in the teaching
statement and CV.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and
student success, and working with broadly-diverse communities as
evidenced in the diversity, teaching and research stat
To apply, please access the University of New Mexico’s online
application system by uploading all the required files to:
Only applications submitted through the website can be
considered. For best consideration, all required application
materials must be received by December 17, 2021. Only complete
applications will be considered.
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The
University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old
Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more
than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past
the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the
east, Albuquerque is a unique blend of culture and cuisine, styles
and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. UNM is both a very
high research activity university (Carnegie R1 ranking), a
Hispanic-Serving institution and a Minority-Serving