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New Faculty Positions

The chemistry department is seeking candidates for the following faculty positions. The start dates for both these positions is September 1, 2014 and evaluations of applications will begin Oct 1, 2013.

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry.  PhD in organic chemistry, post-doctoral experience helpful but not required.  Establish strong, externally funded research program.  Research area open but should be supportable by major granting agencies.   Examples include organic materials, chemical biology, nanochemistry.  Teach sophomore organic chemistry and appropriate graduate courses. 

Applicants who complement and strengthen existing collaborations between Chemistry and other departments as well as interdisciplinary units such as the School of Marine Sciences, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI), the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology (LASST), the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit the following documents electronically in a single .pdf to Organic_Faculty_Search@umit.maine.edu :

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references
  • Summary of research accomplishments and a research plan
  • Discussion of teaching interests and approaches
  • Three letters of recommendation

Recommendation letters by your three references should be submitted electronically by the referees directly to the e-mail address above with both your name and Organic Faculty Search in the subject line.  Any questions regarding this search/position may also be addressed to this same e-mail.  Additional information may be found at http://www.umaine.edu/chemistry/. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date on December 1, 2013 will be considered at the discretion of the University.  Appropriate background checks will be required. For additional information, please see http://www.umaine.edu/chemistry/

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

The University of Maine invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning  September 1, 2014, in analytical chemistry. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline, will be expected to develop a vigorous research program supported by external funding, and will be an effective teacher both in the undergraduate and graduate analytical chemistry curricula.

Priority will be given to applicants whose expertise in experimental analytical chemistry complements and strengthens collaborations between Chemistry and other departments as well as research units.   Opportunities exist for collaboration in areas of fresh and/or marine water chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and ice core analysis, particularly related to environmental and climate change issues, as well as miniaturization of instrumentation for field use.

Applications and questions should be submitted electronically to Analytical_Faculty_Search@umit.maine.edu and should include:

  • letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references
  • summary of research accomplishments and a research plan
  • statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests
  • three letters of recommendation

Recommendation letters by your three references should be submitted electronically directly by the referees to the e-mail address above with both your name and Analytical Faculty Search in the subject line.  Any questions regarding this search/position may also be addressed to this same e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date on December 1, 2013 will be considered at the discretion of the University.  Appropriate background checks will be required. For additional information, please see http://www.umaine.edu/chemistry/

 

 

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The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students.  We strongly encourage all qualified individual

 

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Department of Chemistry
156 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)-581-1169 | Fax: (207)-581-1191
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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