Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Tenure Track

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Nat Science & Math
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Library/Physical/Social Sciences, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental/Organic Chemistry, tenure track position.


10Service: Assist Department and University to develop and maintain academic programs.Essential
40Research: Develop independent research program that engages undergraduate and graduate students. Pursue external funding to support this program. Publish results in the peer-reviewed literature.Essential
50Teaching : Teach organic and general chemistry and a specialty graduate course. Flexibility to fill departmental needs in teaching. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.Essential

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program that complements existing strengths in Environmental Chemistry and/or Biochemistry and Neuroscience, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach undergraduate organic and general chemistry and graduate courses in Environmental Chemistry.  The department maintains modern research instrumentation including 600 MHz NMR and UAF has access to state-of-the art computational facilities.   Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2021. For additional information please visit or email


To ensure consideration, please apply prior to March 9, 2021 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding the application process, or other human resource questions, can be directed to Valerie Rickards, CNSM/SOE Human Resource Coordinator, at or 907-474-6714.


Organic and Environmental Chemistry, ability to teach, perform research, and mentor students. Ability to develop an effective externally funded research program in Environmental Chemistry.


PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or related discipline, research experience in areas related to Environmental Chemistry (required), Postdoctoral research experience (desirable). Record of quality and relevant peer-reviewed publications to this position.


PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or related discipline, research experience in areas related to Environmental Chemistry. Must be able to teach courses in undergraduate organic chemistry and in the designated research area at the graduate level.  

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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