The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with experience in one of five key areas: biomimetic design, biomimetic synthesis, biomimetic assembly, biomimetic programming, or biomimetic materials and systems engineering. The anticipated start date is August 2015. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team that aims to create intelligent materials and processes by design. Biomimetic designers will computationally design and model information-bearing molecular building blocks and predict how they will interact to create functional macromolecules. Researchers in the area of biomimetic synthesis will focus on generating the information-bearing molecular building blocks through chemical synthesis. The assembly team will develop reliable platforms to assemble the building blocks into super-structures with the desired properties. Programmers will propel the developed molecular assemblies to the next level of complexity through molecular or biomolecular programming. Finally, biomimetic materials and systems engineers will integrate the newly developed materials with man-made systems, examining interfaces to achieve optimal functionality. Candidates with research interests in synthetic and systems biology, engineering biochemical pathways with metabolic engineering principles, and super-resolution and molecular imaging of biological structures and systems are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry at the Biodesign Institute at ASU.
ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.
- Doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Bioengineering or a related field
- Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program
- An outstanding record of research accomplishments
- A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
- Postdoctoral experience
- A strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment
- A strong commitment to diversity
Applications must be submitted through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/. The initial application deadline is Friday, December 5th, 2014. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the search is closed.
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Please visit ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
To apply, please visit this link and follow the instructions: https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/
Applicants will be prompted to combine the following documents into one single pdf: (1) a cover letter that includes the names and e-mail addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The applicant should also arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal by the initial application deadline.