Assistant Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002765
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Chemistry
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Chemistry Department is a community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to excellence in education, the engagement of students and faculty in collaborative research at the cutting edge of science, and the sharing of expertise and knowledge to enrich the local, regional, and global communities.

To achieve its vision, the Department of Chemistry has set several interrelated goals:

• To educate undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of chemistry and provide them with experiential and professional development opportunities that will enable them to contribute to the scientific community and society;

• To extend the frontiers of knowledge through research in chemistry and relevant interdisciplinary areas;

• To increase scientific literacy and develop well-informed citizens through strong support of the University’s General Education program;

• To participate in the University-wide academic community through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations;

• To contribute to the local, regional, national, and global communities through service activities that promote education and the dissemination of knowledge;

• To promote an inclusive environment in which diversity is valued, understood, and incorporated in the full range of departmental activities.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to be engaged in the academic community of the Department of Chemistry and the interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program. Appointment to the position will be effective August 15, 2018. Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in chemistry or related area; relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industrial experience; a strong publication record; a commitment to establishing a productive, externally funded independent research program; and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicant should be prepared to fulfill departmental needs in quantitative and instrumental analysis courses.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

We welcome applications from chemists who will incorporate diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their work as a faculty member and who will develop collaborations in nanoscale science initiatives through participation in any of the interdisciplinary research programs in the life and health sciences within the department or on campus.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. Applications must be made electronically at (position number 2765) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) detailed descriptions of research plans (approximately 6 pages, excluding references); (4) a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests (approximately 2 pages); and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationary forwarded (in PDF format, if sent electronically) on their behalf to: Chemistry Search Committee; Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte; 9201 University City Blvd.; Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, or via e-mail to Ms. Deborah Howard ( Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jerry Troutman ( Finalists will be expected to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background have prepared them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and service activities.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants are subject to criminal background checks.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/04/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Interest Statement
  4. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents