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Company Name: UTSA
Location: San Antonio, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/04/2019
Expire Date: 12/04/2019
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio (https://chemistry.utsa.edu/) is a dynamic expanding department in a diverse community that encompasses chemistry and biochemistry with intent and resources to be a national leader. We have initiated an international search for a dedicated and resourceful Tenured Professor Position/Chair of the Department of Chemistry beginning fall 2020 and are accepting applications and nominations for this position. Initial screening of applications will begin on October 28th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are seeking exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high-quality research and scholarship, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. The Chair is a 12-month administrative appointment accompanied by a tenured faculty appointment and full University benefits. This is an open search for which administrative capabilities and research experience are criteria. However, required qualifications of the successful candidate are a doctorate in chemistry or a related field, outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent upon Board of Regents approval). The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Preferred qualifications are experience in an academic supervisory capacity/leadership position, knowledge of innovative curriculum development and implementation and leadership in professional organizations. Intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and prior experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds are also desirable.

The Chair is expected to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of administrator while maintaining an active and productive research group. The department is rich in endowed positions, has a unique dedication to both graduate and undergraduate education, has a wealth of opportunities in both the biological and materials sciences, and is in a period of rapid growth. The Chair will lead efforts to grow the department in anticipated faculty hiring at all levels, in the expansion of its graduate programs, and in the enlargement of its undergraduate student body.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a relatively new urban university, designated as a Hispanic-serving institution, whose student population is anticipated to grow from its current 30,000 to 45,000 in the next decade. The successful candidate will benefit from the transdisciplinary research initiatives through cluster hires and significant investments at UTSA in the areas of analytics & data science, artificial intelligence, augmented reality / virtual reality, brain health, cybersecurity, human performance, Latin American studies, and quantum communication & computing. Candidates with interest and experience in any of these areas are of particular interest. Numerous opportunities exist for collaborations through the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Southwest Research Institute, the University of Texas Health (medical school), and the Brook Army Medical Center, among others.

Applicants should provide a single .pdf file containing a CV, statements of research interests (4-page limit), teaching interests (1-page limit), and “vision and leadership” (2-page limit), all of which include discussion of the role diversity and inclusion and how it plays in an academic environment. Also send the complete contact information for three to five professional references, all to be uploaded via the STARS application system https://jobs.utsa.edu/. Nominations should be sent to Dr. Angela Speck, search committee chair, at angela.speck@utsa.edu.

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and features a historical and vibrant downtown area with many culinary choices. The science and engineering departments of UTSA are located northwest of downtown San Antonio adjacent to the scenic Texas Hill Country, which provides many recreational opportunities and offers the amenities of a major multicultural, metropolitan area. San Antonio brings together a modern city, an affordable cost of living, a diverse population, a high-profile professional basketball program (The Spurs), and a temperate southern US climate. The city features modern transportation facilities and an excellent airport facility with many direct connections as well as frequent service to Dallas and Houston which are gateways to destinations across the globe.

UTSA is a diverse, Hispanic Servicing Institution and over half of the student population are first generation college students. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.

Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Company Name: UTSA
Contact Email:chemistry@utsa.edu
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