Assistant or Associate Professor, Biochemistry
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Category: Faculty-Science-Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
- Posting Date: 09/29/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Working Title||Assistant or Associate Professor, Biochemistry|
|Classification Title||9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty|
|College||Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)|
|Employment Type||Permanent - Full-time|
|Months per year||9|
|Primary Purpose of Department||
The Department of Chemistry 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.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.
|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.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities||
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the following area: Biochemistry. This is a 9-month appointment beginning in August 2022. Successful candidates are expected to maintain an impactful, externally-funded research program; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students effectively; provide service to the department, the university and the profession; and engage with the academic communities of the Chemistry Department and the interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program.
A doctoral degree in chemistry or related area, plus at least one year of relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industrial experience are required. Applicants seeking appointment at the assistant professor level are expected to have a robust research agenda and a deep commitment to the education and success of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Those seeking employment at the associate professor level must have a significant record of accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.
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 particularly welcome applications from scientists who will develop collaborations in nanoscale science initiatives through participation in any of the interdisciplinary research programs in energy and materials, and/or life and health sciences within the department or on campus. UNC Charlotte strives to foster an inclusive, supportive environment that enables all students, faculty and staff to thrive. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Chemistry Department, and are essential to the success of the department’s mission. We therefore seek candidates who will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing these values in their work, especially by addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse student population. We value a healthy work-life balance and are committed to building a diverse faculty.
We strongly encourage women, members of underrepresented groups, and dual career couples to apply. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the employment section of the department’s website for more information about these positions and other employment opportunities (including a full-time lecturer position) in the Chemistry Department. In addition, members of dual career couples are encouraged to look at The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas (HERC of the Carolinas ) for opportunities for their partners.
|Special Notes to Applicants||
Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu using the appropriate position number: 006461 for Biochemistry. Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) detailed descriptions of research plans (not exceeding 6 pages, excluding references) (4) a statement of teaching that addresses the applicant’s perspective on the engagement of diverse learners in the classroom and other settings, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments (not exceeding 2 pages); (5) a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that addresses the candidate’s: awareness of challenges and inequities faced by minoritized students and faculty in chemistry or a related discipline, past and current activities to improve opportunities for minoritized populations, and future plans to advance DEI in teaching, research and/or service (not exceeding 2 pages); (6) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (7) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three contacts to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates who advance in the screening process will be asked to have recommendation letters forwarded on their behalf to the department within five business days of being contacted. Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to the following committee chair: Biochemistry, Dr. Jerry Troutman (Jerry.Troutman@uncc.edu ). Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
As an AA/EOE employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
Candidates selected for a position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The offer of a position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.
|Job Open Date||09/22/2021|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Date Review of Applications will Begin||11/01/2021|
|Proposed Hire Date||08/15/2022|
|If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date|