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Job ID: 195917

Asst Professor
University of North Texas

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2022
Title Asst Professor
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Chemistry-121200
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - General

Department Summary

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution with a diverse population of over 42,000 students. The Denton, TX community combines close proximity to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country (Dallas-Fort Worth) with an intimate and culturally vibrant college town atmosphere. The UNT Chemistry Department consists of 28 faculty members, 20 research-active faculty (including 2 faculty with joint appointments), approximately 100 graduate students, and approximately 250 undergraduate chemistry majors. The department is in a growth phase, having hired an endowed Welch Chair in Chemistry and four Assistant Professors in the past three years, and with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty over the next few years. Our department has a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, with specific strengths in computational chemistry, materials chemistry, and catalysis. New faculty have the opportunity to contribute to these areas, as well as interfacing with a growing interdisciplinary emphasis in Chemical Biology within the Chemistry Department and in collaboration with the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI) and other units on campus. The UNT Chemistry Department is dedicated to creating a climate that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Further information about the department may be found at

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary

The UNT Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broad area of computational and theoretical chemistry, to begin September 1, 2023.  Applicants should have a record of research accomplishment and compelling ideas for building an independent research program in any area of computational/theoretical chemistry.  Candidates whose research complements or builds upon existing strengths in the department are especially encouraged to apply.  The selected individual will interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within the Chemistry department and in other disciplines, contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative computational research at UNT.  Development of a nationally and internationally visible, funded research program is expected.  The new faculty member will have access to computing resources and collaborative opportunities through the Center for Advanced Scientific Modeling (CASCaM,, a multi-departmental group centered in the Chemistry Department which supports research, education, training, and outreach in computational science.  Contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching (typically, one course per long semester) and departmental and university service are expected.  

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications in computational/theoretical chemistry or closely related areas

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