The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio (https://chemistry.utsa.edu) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2020. UTSA is a vibrant and growing campus with a diverse faculty focused on scholarship and the education of a multicultural community of students. Candidates must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse urban population and be willing to contribute to UTSA’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for Student Success. Candidates from all subdisciplines of chemistry are welcome to apply especially those with expertise in Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry or a related field. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, (1) scholarly activities entailing the development of a robust, externally funded research program, (2) teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (3) participation in institutional service activities, (4) the ability and desire to work collegially with faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and (5) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse urban population.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience is preferred as is prior experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds

Application Procedure

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit (as a single PDF file) the following information via the STARS program located at https://jobs.utsa.edu:

1.      Letter of application that documents evidence of scholarly publications, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position;

2.      Current Curriculum Vitae;

3.      A statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, which includes a discussion on the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment (5-7 pages).

4.      Three letters of recommendation submitted by email to chemfacultysearch@utsa.edu.

Additional Information

The Department of Chemistry at UTSA is a research-intensive unit located within the College of Sciences. The department is home to modern research space including a variety of core facilities encompassing mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography among other areas. The university fosters and encourages collaboration among departments and with nearby institutions such as UT Health San Antonio, Texas BioMed, and the Southwest Research Institute. UTSA is advancing transdisciplinary research through cluster hires and investments in several areas including brain health, analytics and data science, augmented reality/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, human performance, Latin American studies, and quantum communication & computing. Candidates with interest and potential contributions to these areas are of particular interest. Those applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

More information about UTSA, the College of Sciences and the Department of Chemistry, can be found at https://chemistry.utsa.edu. In addition, questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Zachary Tonzetich (zachary.tonzetich@utsa.edu).


Employer: University of Texas at San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, TX

Salary: Negotiable

Posted: TBA

Closes: TBD

Field of Specialization: Biochemistry, Physical, Analytical, Catalysis, Synthesis, Organic, Inorganic, Organometallic, Polymer, Nanotechnology, Theoretical

Work Function: Laboratory, Research-Applied, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate

Job Type: Full-time

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