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Chemistry Endowed Chair Professorships

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The Department of Chemistry at University of California-Riverside invites applications for three endowed chair positions. The positons are the George K. Helmkamp, Harry W. Johnson, and Hartland Schmidt Endowed Chairs, covering all fields of chemistry. Appointments will be made at the Full Professor level. In addition to having a vigorous research program and having a demonstrated record of success, the candidates are expected to show leadership qualities to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations, develop new funding initiatives, and become fully engaged in the research and teaching missions of the Department and the University.

All candidates must have a doctorate degree and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty and strengthen campus strategic initiatives. Preference also will be given to applicants who have the potential or demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, full contact information for three to five confidential referees and a statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at: For more information, please contact Prof. Francisco Zaera, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California. 92521. E-mail contact: Review of applications will begin February 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse graduate and undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The University of California at Riverside is implementing a major expansion of our faculty ( and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.

Advancement through the Full Professor rank at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations, occurring every 3 – 4 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)