Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry, Computational Biochemistry or Cheminformatics. Santa Clara University (7 August 2023)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Santa Clara University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor beginning fall 2024. Santa Clara University is a highly ranked Jesuit, Catholic university with an ACS-approved undergraduate program and is located in the Silicon Valley. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to teach chemistry effectively to a diverse student body, establish an externally funded and productive undergraduate research program in computational  chemistry, computational biochemistry, or cheminformatics (broadly defined), contribute to departmental research and teaching objectives, and participate in service-related activities.  We encourage applications from scientists who will establish an active research program involving undergraduate students in predictive modeling, quantum chemistry, molecular simulations, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or big data analytics as applied to complex (bio)chemical problems. In silico approaches may be paired with wet lab approaches as well, but are not necessary.

Salary Range:
Tenure-stream assistant professor starting salary can range from $98,135 to $109,000, based on the number of years of teaching experience. Benefits are competitive. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to:

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely allied field is required, along with a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research.

Preferred Qualifications: 
1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.
(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduates.

Rank and Salary:
Assistant Professor; competitive salary and benefits package including housing assistance program

Starting Date: September 1, 2024

Application Deadline:  September 15, 2023

Additional details and application instructions can be found HERE.