The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure–track and tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Computational Chemistry and in Biochemistry, broadly defined. For the position in Computational Chemistry, specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data-driven research applied to (bio)chemical sciences. For the position in Biochemistry, areas of interest include, but are not limited to, enzymology, biophysics, chemical proteomics, and chemical biology. The candidates are expected to lead a strong and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding from federal and state agencies. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in the core curriculum and in the candidate’s specialization area. In addition to research and teaching, the position involves service in the department and UT Dallas community.

The desired starting date for tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments is fall 2024, whereas later starting dates are possible for Associate and Full Professor appointments.



Minimum Education and Experience: Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry or a related field, and post-doctoral experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to produce research and scholarly or creative achievements that enhance the program and the discipline, and able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

The Department

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UT Dallas offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry. The department features state-of-the-art research space, which include High-Performance Computing, NMR Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Diffraction, Flow Cytometry, Molecular and Protein Analysis, Imaging and Histology, and Genome Center core facilities. The close proximity to other physical science departments at UT Dallas as well as the UT Southwestern Medical Center offers outstanding opportunities for collaborative research.

Application Instructions


Candidates should upload the following via the online application:

  • Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position.
  • Research statement describing past, present, and future research, including how they mentor (or will mentor) student researchers and foster (or will foster) collaborative research environments.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.

Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 1, 2023. Reviews will continue until the position is filled.

The University and Community

UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66% of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report).

UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.

The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout the campus. There are several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) comprised of individuals who share common interests to help build community among UT Dallas faculty and staff (e.g., Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG, UT Dallas Young Professionals).

Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.