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Bioinorganic Chemistry Faculty Position

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The University of Georgia Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in bioinorganic chemistry, beginning August 1, 2021, at the level of Assistant Professor. UGA Chemistry has inorganic expertise both in core areas (e.g., synthesis and characterization of solid-state materials, low molecular weight complexes inspired by metalloenzyme active sites, catalysis, and main group compounds) and in cross-cutting fields related to our interdisciplinary centers and institutes (e.g., Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, New Materials Institute, Center for Computational and Quantum Chemistry, and the Center for Metalloenzyme Studies). Candidates in all areas of bioinorganic chemistry will be considered, particularly those with research interests that build upon this range of expertise. Of special interest are research programs centered on the study of metalloproteins/metalloenzymes and spectroscopic/theoretical methods used to characterize them. Competitive applicants will have a strong research record, demonstrate creativity in their research plans, and exhibit a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required at time of appointment; 1 to 2 years of postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Candidates should submit a cover letter of interest with a brief summary of research accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and concise statements of research plans and teaching interests. The application materials must be submitted electronically at Completed applications must include at least three letters of recommendation. Applications submitted through this system require the names of at least three references, who will be asked to submit letters directly. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Robert Scott ( To receive full consideration, completed applications, including reference letters, should be received by April 15, 2021.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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