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Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology

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The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university 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 offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemical Biology at the Assistant Professor level. The Chemistry and Chemical Biology program at UC Merced currently has fourteen faculty spanning nearly all areas of chemistry and supporting growing graduate and undergraduate programs in the chemical sciences. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs and teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications: 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 potential to obtain external research funding.

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.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Oct 2, 2017, with a final closing date of October 15, 2017.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest 2) curriculum vitae 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) diversity statement and 6) three letter of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Colvin:

Job location

Merced, CA


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