New faculty opening

Date Published: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012



The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. The successful candidate will support the mission of the Department of Chemistry, especially initiatives in nanoscale science or biochemistry, and will have a strong commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Appointment to the position will be effective August 15, 2013. Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in chemistry or related area; relevant postdoctoral, academic or industrial experience; a commitment to establishing a productive, externally funded research program; and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We especially welcome applications from chemists interested in developing collaborations through participation in any of several interdisciplinary initiatives on campus, including the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nanoscale Science, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES), the Ph.D. Program in Biology, the Center for Infrastructure, Design, Environment, and Sustainability (IDEAS), the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC), and the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications. Opportunities are also available to collaborate with investigators at the local Carolinas Medical Center. A unique opportunity exists to network with the nearby North Carolina Research Campus, a $1.5 billion 350-acre biotechnology research park that brings together research programs of private biotechnology companies, six North Carolina research universities, and several health care organizations.

Applications must be made electronically at (position number 5245) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) detailed descriptions of research plans; (4) a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationary forwarded (in PDF format, if sent electronically) on their behalf to: Chemistry Search Committee; Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte; 9201 University City Blvd.; Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, or via e-mail to Ms. Robin Burns ( For full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 8, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jordan Poler, Chair, Chemistry Search Committee ( Applicants may visit for more information.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as eight research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs. Known for its commitment to the professional development and education of students, the Department of Chemistry offers B.A, B.S. (ACS certified) and M.S. degrees and works with doctoral students in Nanoscale Science and other interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs on campus. The Chemistry Department strives to promote an inclusive environment in which diversity is valued, understood and incorporated in the full range of departmental activities.

UNC Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained.  We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are subject to criminal background checks.