Open-Rank Faculty Position

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland (US)
September 14 2017
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Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Assistant-Associate-Full Professor)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applicants for an open-rank tenure-line faculty position in biochemistry, starting August, 2018.  Candidates who address important scientific questions at the biomolecular level as they relate to biological function and health are particularly sought.  Such individuals will synergize with current faculty in areas that include chemical biology, molecular/cellular signaling, computational biology, proteomics, structural biology, transcription/ gene regulation, and DNA nanobiotechnology. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and/or potential for impact through original research, scholarship and teaching.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop vigorous externally funded research programs, and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from diverse backgrounds. A key department in the  College of Computer Science, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers and Institutes, including the NanoCenter, the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR), the  Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), the Institute for Physical Science & Technology (IPST), and the Energy Frontier Research Center, and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, NASA and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Maryland’s 270 Technology Corridor.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry especially encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity.  Candidates who have experience working with diverse range of faculty, students and groups are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. 

Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan statements (3 pages per plan), statement of educational interests, and three references, must be submitted electronically to:

Qualifications: Scholars who will build highly acclaimed research programs and achieve excellence in education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related discipline, demonstrated research accomplishments, and experience in teaching/mentoring in the chemical sciences, broadly defined.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.  We will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

Direct inquiries and/or nominations to, Chair of Faculty Search Committee.  

The University of Maryland, College Park, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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