Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Professor University of California, Sta. Cruz, Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Chemistry and Biochemistry United States

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Professor (Open until filled; initial review 11/01/2018)


  • Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Chemistry and Biochemistry



Open date: August 31st, 2018
Last review date: November 1st, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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 in the area of organic chemistry for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should be able to contribute to the department focus areas of organic synthesis, organic materials or synthetic methodology. We have a preference for candidates with expertise in applied organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry or chemical biology as well as organic synthesis applied to materials science. We seek candidates with a strong background and publication record in synthetic organic chemistry whose projected research program will address questions at the interface of chemistry and biology or chemistry and materials.


We seek scholars with the capacity to teach topics in organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research and service missions of the department, by the creation of a vigorous top-tier research program with a strong extramural funding base, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participation in departmental service. It is anticipated that the research program of the successful candidate will benefit from divisional core facilities including (but not limited to) NMR, Chemical Screening Center, X-ray and mass spectrometry.


The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Assistant Professor, tenure-track


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).


PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in Chemistry or related disciplines (in hand at time of application) and at least one year of post-doctoral experience expected to be completed by July 1st, 2019.


July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


Please refer to Position # JPF00636-19 in all correspondence. 

Documents/Materials (all required)

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Research proposal
  • Teaching Philosophy


Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 3 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*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


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 1st, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


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.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.





Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Briefly summarize qualifications and interest in position

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including a list of publications

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

  • Research Proposal

  • Teaching Philosophy

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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  2. Provide required information and documents

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