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Assistant Professor

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Chemistry & Biochemistry (10000834)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042, if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description

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 2022. Outstanding individuals with expertise complimenting active programs in the Department are strongly encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization could include but are not limited to biochemical, analytical, organometallic, and energy-related research. Multidisciplinary researchers across two or more of these areas are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in chemistry or a closely related field.


The Department has 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, and over 50 graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applications must be submitted online (https://careers.olemiss.edu) and should include a cover letter, a current CV, research plans, and a teaching philosophy statement. Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the University’s mission, applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. The University of Mississippi is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community as outlined in its Pathways to Equity plan (https://chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity). 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. The University of Mississippi has a Carnegie classification of R1 and is rated a “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

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.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi