The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS, sms.asu.edu) and the Center for Applied Structural Discovery in the Biodesign Institute (CASD, biodesign.asu.edu/applied-structural-discovery) seek applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in biomolecular structure discovery and modeling. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2017. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty within CASD that works on the development of revolutionary new methods toward the exploration of structure and dynamics of biomolecules with applications in bioenergy conversion and medicine.
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 faculty in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute.
- Doctorate by the time of appointment in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, physics or a related field
- Experience in computational methods for structure determination and/or modeling
- Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
- A strong record of research accomplishments commensurate with rank
- A strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology
- Commensurate with rank, a record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
- Experience in computational analysis of biomolecular structure and dynamics and/or expertise in theory and data analysis method development for X-ray diffraction and/or cryo-electron microscopy
- Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
To apply, please submit the following compiled into a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for 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 pdf must be submitted via the employment application portal at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/index.asp
Applicants who progress to latter stages of consideration will be notified prior to SMS contacting references.
Initial deadline for review of applications is October 17th; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
ASU is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. ASU has been ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world and the most innovative university in the country. The School of Molecular Sciences (previously the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) currently has 53 faculty with broad intellectual coverage across of the range of molecular and materials science. ASU is home to both the Biodesign Institute (http://biodesign.asu.edu) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (http://gios.asu.edu), both of which have strong representation from SMS.
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. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
Po-Lin Chiu, Ph.D.
School of Molecular Sciences | Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University
1001 S McAllister Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287
(G) +1 510 859 3597 | (M) +1 510 219 2743