Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology

University of California Irvine School of Physical Sciences

Assistant Professor - Chemical Biology

Job #JPF06994
  • Chemistry / School of Physical Sciences / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open August 6th, 2021 through Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

University of California, Irvine - FACULTY POSITION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

The Department of Chemistry of the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in chemical biology. We seek a Ph.D.-level scientist who will establish a vigorous research program in chemical biology, broadly defined. The candidate should also be committed to teaching chemistry and chemical biology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We further seek candidates who will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applications must be submitted electronically via the Internet at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06994. The application must include a cover letter (2 pages), a curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a concise statement of proposed research (1 page executive summary and up to 5 pages of additional details), a teaching statement (1 page), and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page). Applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Applicants must also submit an authorization form (described below) To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by October 15, 2021.

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates/finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Department: https://www.chem.uci.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Up to 2 pages in length
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including a publication list.
  • Statement of Research - 1 page executive summary and up to 5 pages of additional details
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement. 1 page in length requested.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement. 1 page in length
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06994

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA