Assistant Professor- Chemistry (Materials Science-Energy)
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-05
Position ID: 136755
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is
increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000
students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation
in their families to attend college. The city's border location makes it an
ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national
interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment
and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health
disparities, and international trade and commerce.
The Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of
the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local
El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest-
running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival,
art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals.
UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner
theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries,
and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics
at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center,
Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest
University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to
the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and
the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019. El Paso is
a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers
affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in
the United States. Sheltered by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences
more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor
activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of
New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation's leading area for
cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso is the sixth largest
city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.
For more information about UTEP, please visit our website
https: // www. utep.edu/.
About the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department:
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is a vibrant department housed in a
state of the art building completed in 2011, equipped with all the major
instrumentation needed to uphold its very high research activity. The
department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in both chemistry and
biochemistry that are certified by the American Chemical Society, and at the
graduate level Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
degrees focusing on all areas of chemistry and biochemistry.
The department serves over 3,000 students per semester from multiple majors
across the colleges of science, engineering and health sciences. There are
currently over 300 students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, and the
majority of them engage in undergraduate research.
The College of Science at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is
seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad scope
of Materials Science-Energy. We seek a candidate with the potential to expand
UTEP's research activities, the ability to engage in collaborative approaches
to energy related questions, and the interest to interact within any or all of
the common chemistry subdivisions including: Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and
Analytical. The successful candidate will be expected (1) to build an
excellent research program, and attract external funding to build it and
sustain it; (2) to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels; (3) to mentor, teach and direct students
research from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels; and (4) to engage in
outreach and service activities. Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2022.
An earned doctorate in Chemistry or Biochemistry in any subdivision with a
related emphasis in Materials Science and Energy. A strong record of research
accomplishments (e.g. a strong publication record). Postdoctoral experience
is preferred. Applicants are expected to have the ability to attract external
funding, and direct independent and collaborative research.
Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at
El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working
environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures
the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who
share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran
status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision
of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the
basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free
from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of
1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an
incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at
email@example.com, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly
Hall, Room 312.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities,
please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and continue until the
position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To assure
full consideration, please submit an application that includes:
Letter of interest
Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
Broadening Participation Statement
Complete contact information for three professional references
UTEP has a long-standing commitment to a culture of Inclusive Excellence that
provides universal access to an excellent education and an environment for
students to achieve at high levels. To sustain and enhance our commitment,
UTEP hires and invests in faculty who value our culture of care and the
success of students from diverse backgrounds. As such, we request a
"Broadening Participation" statement of how you would approach contributing to
that culture of Inclusive Excellence.
For further questions about the position, contact Dino Villagran, Search
Committee Chair at email@example.com.