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Assistant Professor in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry

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The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and community in Merced, California. UC Merced 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 provides 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 who have a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry or a very closely related field and have research interests that include the development of new theoretical and/or computational methods and their application to problems in chemistry. Applicants must have a strong publication record and demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative research program in theoretical or computational chemistry. Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the chemistry program.

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.

Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience highly desirable.

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in theoretical/computational chemistry at UC Merced; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For more information:
Chair, Theoretical/Computational Chemistry search: Michael Colvin (


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