Assistant or Associate Professor, Bioanalytical Chemistry

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

United States

November 1, 2021

Description

Position Information Position Number 002765

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Bioanalytical Chemistry Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col) Department Chemistry Position Designation Faculty Employment Type Permanent - Full-time Months per year 9 Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Chemistry is a community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to excellence in education, the engagement of students and faculty in collaborative research at the cutting edge of science, and the sharing of expertise and knowledge to enrich the local, regional, and global communities.

To achieve its vision, the Department of Chemistry has set several interrelated goals:

• To educate undergraduate, master's and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of chemistry and provide them with experiential and professional development opportunities that will enable them to contribute to the scientific community and society;

• To extend the frontiers of knowledge through research in chemistry and relevant interdisciplinary areas;

• To increase scientific literacy and develop well-informed citizens through strong support of the University's General Education program;

• To participate in the University-wide academic community through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations;

• To contribute to the local, regional, national, and global communities through service activities that promote education and the dissemination of knowledge;

• To promote an inclusive environment in which diversity is valued, understood, and incorporated in the full range of departmental activities.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals. Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work. Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work. Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: https:// provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the following area: Bioanalytical Chemistry. This is a 9-month appointment beginning in August 2022. Successful candidates are expected to maintain an impactful, externally-funded research program; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students effectively; provide service to the department, the university and the profession; and engage with the academic communities of the Chemistry Department and the interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program.

A doctoral degree in chemistry or related area, plus at least one year of relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industrial experience are required. Applicants seeking appointment at the assistant professor level are expected to have a robust research agenda and a deep commitment to the education and success of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Those seeking employment at the associate professor level must have a significant record of accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

We particularly welcome applications from scientists who will develop collaborations in nanoscale science initiatives through participation in any of the interdisciplinary research programs in energy and materials, and/or life and health sciences within the department or on campus. UNC Charlotte strives to foster an inclusive, supportive environment that enables all students, faculty and staff to thrive. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Chemistry Department, and are essential to the success of the department's mission. We therefore seek candidates who will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing these values in their work, especially by addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse student population. We value a healthy work-life balance and are committed to building a diverse faculty.

We strongly encourage women, members of underrepresented groups, and dual career couples to apply. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the employment section of the department's website for more information about these positions and other employment opportunities (including a full-time lecturer position) in the Chemistry Department. In addition, members of dual career couples are encouraged to look at The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas (HERC of the Carolinas) for opportunities for their partners.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications Special Notes to Applicants

Applications must be made electronically at https: // jobs.charlotte.edu using the appropriate position number: 002765 for Bioanalytical Chemistry. Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant's qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) detailed descriptions of research plans (not exceeding 6 pages, excluding references) (4) a statement of teaching that addresses the applicant's perspective on the engagement of diverse learners in the classroom and other settings, as well as the applicant's teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments (not exceeding 2 pages); (5) a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that addresses the candidate's: awareness of challenges and inequities faced by minoritized students and faculty in chemistry or a related discipline, past and current activities to improve opportunities for minoritized populations, and future plans to advance DEI in teaching, research and/or service (not exceeding 2 pages); (6) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (7) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three contacts to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates who advance in the screening process will be asked to have recommendation letters forwarded on their behalf to the department within five business days of being contacted. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to the following committee chairs: Bioanalytical Chemistry, Dr. Kirill Afonin (kafonin@uncc.edu). Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

As an AA/EOE employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Candidates selected for a position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The offer of a position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 09/28/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2022 If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Interest Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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