Faculty position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts is embarking on a strategic hiring program enabled by a $95M investment in biosciences through the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) and a $102M investment in a new Physical Sciences Building. Applications are invited for three full time, tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to begin September 2016 or thereafter. We seek applicants who will develop or continue vigorous research programs at the interface of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry with materials or biological sciences. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, materials organic and bio-organic chemistry, spectroscopy of macromolecules and biomacromolecules, and the use of physical methods to study and characterize molecules and materials at interfaces. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research, and the names of three references and their contact information, on-line at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63755

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of Chemistry’s website (http://www.chem.umass.edu) for further information. All questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at facultysearch@chem.umass.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 19, 2015 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.