University of Connecticut, Chemistry

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-2018627 [#11337, 2018627]
Position Title: Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline:* finished (2018/06/25, finished 2019/05/29, listed until 2019/06/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications and nominations are invited for a Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry. The Schwenk Distinguished Professor will join the University of Connecticut to establish a program of the highest caliber in both scholarship and teaching.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years.  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this Distinguished Professorship.


The successful candidate will contribute to research and scholarship through high impact publications and extramural funding and will sustain national and international recognition as a scholar. The faculty member will have a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels as demonstrated in the prior development of innovative courses and in effective mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development.  The successful candidate will have broadened participation among members of under-represented groups and demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience.


  • Earned Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field 
  • An established record of scholarly leadership in chemical sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong and active extramurally funded research program.
  • Outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications
  • A proven record of excellence in teaching
  • Must meet the University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor          


  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative research
  • Proven commitment to developing and working within a diverse environment


This is a full-time (9-month appointment) tenure-track appointment within the Department of Chemistry with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Schwenk Professorship offers a generous start-up package, annual resources from a substantial endowment, and a salary and benefits package commensurate with the position.


Please select “Apply” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online: a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statementresearch and scholarship statementcommitment to diversity statement, and the names and contact information of four referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Chemistry please visit our website at Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Search #2018627.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3060
Storrs, CT 06269-3060

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