Job ID: 128131

Assistant Professor

University of North Texas

  • Aug. 26, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Chemistry
  • University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - General

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX, invites applications from outstanding scientists for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry with membership in the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI), one of four recently established Institutes of Research Excellence at UNT ( An appointment at the Assistant Professor level is expected; however, candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking an individual working in the general area of synthetic chemistry of biologically relevant organic compounds. Dedicated, newly-renovated research space, and state-of-the-art core facilities in genomics and analytical chemistry/biochemistry will support the new member and facilitate collaboration with colleagues in BDI.

Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program. The selected candidate will interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within the Institute and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training. Screening of applications will begin on November 1st, 2019, and will continue until the position is closed.

Nationally, the University of North Texas is rated as a top-tier research university, denoted Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity (R1) in the Carnegie Classification. UNT ranks among the top universities in Texas for the number of doctoral degrees it awards annually and, with 38,000 students, is one of the largest educational institutions in Texas. UNT is the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest and fastest growing metropolitan area. The UNT campus in Denton, founded in 1890, is the flagship of the UNT System. It is located in a town of 134,000 people 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth. UNT combines the advantages of a fast-growing metropolitan area that offers a wealth of job opportunities, entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports, with a college town atmosphere that offers a peaceful haven for study and research. The campus is highly diverse: 24% of undergraduates are Hispanic/Latino, 14% are Black or African American, and 52% are women.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a chemistry or a chemistry-intensive related discipline, an established track record of publications in the areas described above, and a commitment to excellence in research within an interdisciplinary environment.

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