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Assistant or Associate Professor
Position Number:
0082051, 0083430, 0084737
Hiring Unit:
College of Natural Science, Department of Chemistry
UH Manoa
Date Posted:
October 06, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 15, 2016
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately August 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible. Applicants who are ABD (all but dissertation) will be accepted, however, degree requirements must be met by effective date of appointment.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Candidates with training and research interests at the intersection of Biochemistry with Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with research interests in traditional areas of Organic Chemistry will also be considered. Research that takes advantage of the unique natural environment and strategic needs of the State of Hawaii will receive special consideration. Current faculty research interests can be found at:
  2. Examples of strategic needs and existing strengths include:
  3. • Marine natural products discovery, total chemical synthesis, or biosynthesis.
  4. • Energy research including photovoltaic energy production, energy storage, and production of biofuels and high-value chemicals from biomass.
  5. • Chemistry and biochemistry of nearby ocean environments, including coral reefs and deep ocean volcanic vents.
  6. • Antimicrobial research, including synthesis, biosynthesis, or mechanism of action, especially targeting infectious diseases that affect Pacific Islanders.
  7. • Cancer research, including synthesis of novel antitumor agents and chemical biology approaches to studying cancer progression and validating drug targets.
  8. Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, direct graduate research in an area of chemistry or biochemistry, and contribute to other departmental and university activities as required.
Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related field. 2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher. 3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement. 4. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others. 5. Evidence of research productivity and demonstrated potential for establishing a vigorous, funded research program in biochemistry.
Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Meets all minimum qualifications for the Assistant Professor position. 2. Evidence of proficiency in teaching. 3. Minimum of four years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent, with evidence of increasing professional maturity. 4. Scholarly achievement judged competent and adequate for the rank in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities. 5. Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization, or in other appropriate job-related service activities. 6. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities, including the supervision of work of assistants when appropriate. 7. Ability to serve as a role model for students and junior colleagues. 8. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others. 9. Evidence of a vigorous, productive, and funded research program in chemistry or biochemistry.
Assistant Professor Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. At least two years of postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent).
  2. 2. Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching at all levels.
Associate Professor Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Demonstrated record of teaching chemistry and/or biochemistry at all levels.
  2. 2. Demonstrated record of communicating scholarly achievements to a wider audience through seminars at academic institutions and national meetings.

To Apply:
To apply send a single PDF file that contains: 1. Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications. 2. Curriculum vitae, including publication list. 3. A brief description of research interests (maximum 5 pages). 4. A one-page summary of startup requirements (with equipment needs and approximate budget). 5. Names and contact information (including email addresses & phone numbers) of at least three professional references. At least one of these references should be your current supervisor or an acceptable substitute with close knowledge of your current research program. Official transcripts with proof of degrees conferred will also be required upon hire. Please submit above documents in a single PDF file to email address below. If sending via hard copy, please see address below.
  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. Department of Chemistry, Search Committee Chair
  3. (Position #XXXXXX)
  4. 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 239
  5. Honolulu, HI 93822-2275
  1. Prof. Joseph Jarrett; 808-956-6721;

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