Assistant Professor, Chemistry
University of Houston-Downtown - Houston, TX

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The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2013. Teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry.

About UHD

Vision 2020: The University of Houston-Downtown will be a premier city university where all students will engage in high-impact educational experiences and graduate with 21st Century skills. About the University of Houston-Downtown: Founded in 1974, UHD is an urban university with nearly 14,000 students and more than 30,000 alumni. UHD is ranked 37th nationally for graduating both Hispanic and African-American students with bachelor's degrees and is a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The University is dedicated to integrating teaching, service and research to prepare students for success in a dynamic global society. UHD is the second largest, four-year, public university in Houston and is a separate university within the University of Houston System. UHD has been recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions west of the Mississippi and is located in the fourth largest city in the nation, home to 26 Fortune 500 companies and other world-class institutions. The campus is located in the central business district near three professional sports stadiums and the dynamic Theatre District. Awards and Recognition 2012: In 2012 UHD was the only public Texas university named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), recognizing outreach efforts and thousands of hours of community service by students. In addition, the University was recognized by G.I. Magazine as one of the top Military Friendly schools in the nation in 2011 and 2012 for support of veterans.


Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a closely related field is required at the time of the appointment along with a demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research in an ACS approved program. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Candidates should have an interest in collaborative research programs involving inorganic chemistry or organic chemistry.

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Notes to Applicants

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. An application, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research activities and teaching strategies and cover letter are required. All letters of recommendation must be mailed directly to Andrea Guillory and not attached with the application. Documents that cannot be attached should be sent to: University of Houston-Downtown, Attention: Andrea Guillory, One Main Street, Ste. N-813, Houston, TX 77002 or electronically to In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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