Available Faculty Positions

UCF, located in Orlando, is a leading, fast-growing, research-intensive metropolitan university with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 students. The Chemistry Department has productive academic programs including the Chemistry Ph.D., Chemistry M.S., Forensic Science M.S., and ACS-accredited B.S. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biochemistry.

Current research strengths within the Chemistry Department include materials chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, photonics and forensic chemistry. At UCF we value interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop strong research interactions both within and outside the department and across disciplines. Recent examples of interdisciplinary opportunities at UCF involving chemistry include interdepartmental joint appointments and UCF faculty cluster hiring (e.g., Rational Design of Catalysts for Energy Applications and Propulsion; Sustainable Coastal Systems). Our department faculty have active research collaborations within the College of Sciences and with the College of Optics and Photonics, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Medicine, the College of Education and Human Performance, the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Nanoscience and Technology Center, and the National Center for Forensic Science.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Candidates must apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and upload the following materials at the time of application: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research plans and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy including any experience with student-centered learning approaches; and 5) reprints of 2-3 recent key publications. Candidates should include names and contact information of three individuals to provide letters of reference.

Available positions:

Associate Professor, Chemistry (Open Research Focus)

Position Number: 37338. The University of Central Florida Department of Chemistry invites applications for an assistant, associate, or full professor position (tenure-track and/or tenured) in any area of chemistry, including interdisciplinary and applied focus areas, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017.

Senior candidates at the associate or full professor level are expected to have a proven record of independent funding and a current outstanding publication record. Exceptional candidates at the assistant professor level are also encouraged to apply. All candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, carry out competitive, funded research projects, and provide service to the university, department, and professional organizations. State-of-the-art laboratory space and a competitive start-up package can be expected.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution and have relevant postgraduate experience.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Open Research Focus)

Position Number: 36600. The Chemistry Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for three (a fourth pending additional funding) 9-month, tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level beginning August 2018, or earlier if feasible. The department seeks outstanding candidates with research focus in organic synthesis and polymer chemistry, biochemistry, and geo-environmental chemistry. Exceptional candidates with multidisciplinary interests across other areas of chemistry are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous independent research program, excel in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide service to the university, college, department, and professional organizations.

Instructor or Lecturer, Organic Chemistry

Position Number: 32695. The University of Central Florida (UCF) Chemistry Department is seeking applicants for a 9-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer to support the department as Organic Chemistry Laboratory coordinator. The successful applicant will be expected to design creative organic chemistry laboratory experiments, train graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy as well as organic chemistry techniques, monitor/evaluate their progress in laboratory teaching, develop studies on improved teaching techniques in academic laboratories, and teach one or more organic chemistry lecture courses per year, based on the current workload policy.