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Chemistry & Biochemistry:Asst Professor in Biomaterials/Bioinorganic/Inorganic Chem (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 8/19/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Job #JPF00383

* Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Chemistry and Biochemistry


Open date: August 18th, 2016
Last review date: November 7th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Biomaterials/Bioinorganic/Inorganic Chemistry. We are interested in candidates that will expand upon our synthesis-application efforts in biomaterials. Examples include but are not limited to biomimetics, biomineralization of new materials or morphologies, tissue engineering and the synthesis/fabrication/design of biologically important solids such as bone replacement/repair, anti-bacterial, biosensing or anti-biofouling materials. The candidate should contribute to and aid in the expansion of our state-of-the-art characterization facilities including X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, solid state NMR and elemental analysis. Creative scientists with a strong record of achievement and commitment to excellence in both research and teaching are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in new campus-wide, interdisciplinary materials science and/or biomedical programs. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of Ph.D. and undergraduate majors. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in chemistry, materials science, physics or a related field in hand at time of application and additional research training such as postdoctoral or industrial experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated record of research excellence, and a demonstrated record of the ability for teaching excellence. An ability and willingness to teach inorganic chemistry courses.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017 with the academic year beginning September 2017

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation*, description of planned research activities, and statement of teaching interest. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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Cover Letter (Optional)

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Description of Planned Research Activities

Statement of Teaching Interest

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


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