The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi located in Oxford, Mississippi, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level open to any area of CHEMISTRY to begin in August 2020. The Department has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, and 60 graduate students.
Appointment: 9 Month
Assignment Type: Tenure Track
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in chemistry or a closely related field. Outstanding individuals with expertise complimenting active programs in the department and our recently acquired, state-of-the-art equipment (http://chemistry.olemiss.edu/facilities) are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Applications must be submitted online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and shall include a cover letter, a current CV, research plans, and a teaching philosophy statement.
Because the University is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education, applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references that will provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established.
About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.
Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.
Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information