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Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin

Location: Austin, TX
Open: August 26, 2021 · Apply by: September 25, 2021



The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in all areas of chemistry, subject to available funding. Exceptionally qualified applicants will also be considered for Associate/Full Professor positions.

The Department of Chemistry's mission is to create new chemical knowledge while providing all of our students with an innovative and forward-looking scientific education grounded in the fundamentals of chemistry. Key research includes drug discovery, green chemistry, cancer research, energy, and materials chemistry. The department has state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, NMR, and X-ray crystallographic facilities, and a full-time scientific glassblower. We are ranked 15th best chemistry graduate program in the United States by US News and World Report (2019 ed.).

The department, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences, is interested in and values candidates who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity, equity and inclusivity of their academic communities. The department views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.


PhD in chemistry or closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities.

Application Instructions

Complete applications should contain a cover letter indicating area of expertise, a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and a teaching statement. As part of the teaching statement, please describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to the lnterfolio website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.