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UTRGV Chemistry Department - Open positions - Assistant & Associate Professor
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Date Posted Oct. 8, 2021
Title UTRGV Chemistry Department - Open positions - Assistant & Associate Professor
University University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX, United States
Department Chemistry
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2021
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - Analytical

Assistant Professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/College of Sciences

Scope of Job: The Department of Chemistry seeks applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a tenure track assistant professor position in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. This hiring initiative focuses on the area(s) of Astrobiochemistry, which may include but not limited to earth biochemistry, extremophile biochemistry, molecular biochemistry, exobiology etc.

The Department of Chemistry along with BCMB program are committed to quality education, community service, and preparing students for graduate work or careers in chemistry, as well as preparing students for admission to the schools of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. The department has latest research facilities in chemical and biochemical research and education and is the home of approximately 30 fulltime faculty and about 400 graduate and undergraduate students. ACS accredited BS degrees are offered in Chemistry, along with graduate degrees at the master’s levels. The Department of Chemistry offers a Master of Science (Chemistry) degree, a Master of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; jointly with Biology) degree, a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree, a Bachelor of Science degree with teaching certification, a minor in Chemistry, and a minor in Biochemistry. UTRGV is planning to launch in the near future an interdisciplinary PhD program in Materials Science and Engineering, on which the Department of Chemistry will be a key participant.

Required Documents
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. List of 3 References
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial Transcripts
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
6. Statement of Research Plan

The application review will begin 12/01/2021.

The details are available at:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemistry – Analytical/ Instrumental Chemistry:

Scope of job:
The candidate should be expert in the broad fields of Analytical/ Instrumental Chemistry.

The successful candidate is expected to have extensive research and training background in the broad field of analytical/ instrumental chemistry, which may include but is not limited to the specialized field of analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, spectroscopy, separation science, chemical process/catalysis, analytical environmental chemistry, etc.

Expected duties for each position include teaching lower and upper level undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses, mentoring students in research, and establishing an active, innovative, and externally funded research program in the areas of Analytical Chemistry. In addition, the successful candidates are expected to participate in the development and delivery of an interdisciplinary Materials Science doctoral program in the near future.

The Department of Chemistry is an American Chemical Society approved program and currently offers B.S. and M.S. degrees. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in departmental, college and university activities. Application materials must be uploaded with your application: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter addressing qualifications; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (two page maximum); 4) a detailed research proposal (five pages maximum); 5) a list of required equipment and facilities necessary to conduct the proposed research with approximate cost; and 6) a list of three professional references with current contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately, and acceptance of applications will be open until filled.

The application review will begin 12/01/2021.

The details are available at:

  • EEO Statement
    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
    Diversity Statement
    UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

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Contact Information

  • UTRGV Human Resources
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    1201 W. University Drive
    MASS Building 2nd Floor
    Edinburg, TX 78539
  • 956-665-2451


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