Assistant Professor(s) Organic Chemistry

University of New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time


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 Centers.

Minimum qualifications

a.) Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field.

b.) Evidence of primary specialization in organic chemistry or related areas of research.

Preferred qualifications

  1. Demonstrated potential to develop a high-quality, externally-funded research program as evidenced through experience and publication record.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrated strength in and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels as evidenced in the teaching statement and CV.
  4. 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 institution.

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