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Assistant Professor in Experimental Chemistry

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The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

We seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants from all areas of experimental chemistry will be considered. We particularly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary research interests, such as bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, (inorganic, organic, or bio) materials chemistry, and biophysical chemistry. Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. Successful candidates are also expected to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in chemistry or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For more information:
Chair, Experimental Chemistry search: Tao Ye (


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required