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Presidential Postdoc

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship – Chemistry Job #95214
Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University (ASU), invites applications for three presidential postdoctoral scholar fellowships in the area of Rules of Life, which encompasses chemical and physical approaches to understand the mechanisms underpinning biological processes.

The anticipated start date is August 2022. This is an academic year, benefits‐eligible position, located at the Tempe campus. Fellowship positions are for two years, with the potential to transition to a tenure-track position (within the designated home unit), depending on each fellow’s progress and training needs.

The scholars selected will join a cohort of 10-15 other postdoctoral scholars at ASU as part of the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program supports the career development of outstanding Ph.D. recipients with great potential for advancing the ASU Charter with the goal of transitioning to a tenure track appointment at ASU. The program seeks applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. Where pools of qualified applicants are strong, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate, through prior actions and achievements, intentional and actioned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of such contributions are research or creative activity focused on empowering underserved populations; teaching, mentorship, and service that increases equitable access; and inclusion in fields where historically excluded populations are underrepresented.

The School of Molecular Sciences will provide individualized mentorship and career development training to ensure the success of each Fellow in a future tenure-track appointment. Training will be aimed at developing grant writing, project management, mentoring, communication, and teaching skills, and builds on best practices developed by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Career development and community building will also occur through programmatic support at the ASU Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office.

Job Duties: The Fellows duties include: production of relevant scholarly products, contributions to grant proposals, participation in the School’s seminars, and mentoring of students. Fellows will conduct research in molecular sciences to probe the molecular mechanisms that underscore life traits, such as self-assembly, compartmentalization, catalysis, structural investigation of cellular components, computational modeling. Fellows will conduct independent research hosted by a faculty mentor; they will be provided laboratory space, funds, and access to facilities. The Fellows’ activities will include production of relevant scholarly products, contributions to grant proposals, participation in the School’s seminars, and mentoring of students. Fellows will bring life experiences and expertise that promote diverse representation in the chemical, biochemical and biophysical sciences. SMS comprise several well-funded research programs related to Rules of Life such as the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, the Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, the Center for Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics, the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, the Center for Materials and the Universe, the Chemistry of Biology area, and a close partnership with the Center for Biological Physics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a closely related area by August 10, 2022
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of and potential for success working on diversity, equity and inclusiveness issues in the scientific community

Desired Qualifications:

  • A research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of current SMS’s faculty members in the Rules of Life areas
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Experience and/or expertise in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service, that address disparities faced by Black communities, as well as by communities of Color

To apply, visit: apply.interfolio.com/106337

Materials that you will be required to submit are:

(1) Curriculum Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of experience, publications, and other meaningful demonstrations of impact on the field

(2) Letter of Interest: Concise plan outlining research interests and possible mentors (single space, max 2 pages, excluding references)

(3) Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (single space, max 2 pages, excluding references)

(4) References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is June 17 2022. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55 faculty members, 100 staff, and 1400 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. SMS influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. SMS is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

ASU 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. Women and members of PEER (Persons Excluded due to Ethnicity or Race) groups are encouraged to apply.

Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Postdoc

Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe (MotU)

The Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe in the School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position for the Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe. The Postdoctoral position will be working in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Working in Alexandra Navrotsky’ s research group at ASU to study, using calorimetry and other experimental techniques, the thermodynamic properties of materials relevant to materials science, geochemistry, and planetary science.

Arizona State University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Molecular Sciences value cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

To apply, compile all materials into a combined pdf document, and email to alexnav@asu.edu.

Materials that you will need to compile and combine into a single pdf document:

  1. Cover letter Curriculum
  2. Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of publications, patents, and other meaningful demonstrations of impact on the field.
  3. Statement of Research Interests Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance
  4. ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (single space, max 2 pages, excluding references).
  5. References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process.

Applications will be considered as received until filled.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

Instructor

Arizona State University
Instructor

The School of Molecular Sciences invites outstanding Instructors to contact us about potential opportunities in our General Chemistry Program this year. These Instructors lead Introductory and General Chemistry laboratory sections, facilitate active learning recitations, assist in developing new collaborative learning activities, and participate in the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. If you are passionate about teaching chemistry and want to join an experienced team that shares your passion, we want to hear from you.

The Instructor position is a benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track academic year appointment ($47,000 for 9-months), renewable annually contingent upon performance and the needs of the university. Opportunities for summer funding may also be available.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field
  • One year of teaching or teaching assistant experience at the university level
  • Effective teaching ability as evidenced by peer and/or student reviews
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience in General and/or Introductory Chemistry
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with non-traditional models of instruction (i.e. collaborative learning and flipped classrooms)
  • Multimedia presentation skills and aptitude for emerging technologies in content delivery
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Supervisory/peer mentoring experience

To express interest, please submit the following application materials as a single pdf file to Dr. Ron Briggs, at ronbriggs@asu.edu:

  • Cover letter briefly indicating your relevant qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae • 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Copies of evaluations and/or course materials indicative of your prior teaching experience

Application materials are accepted year-round, but should be submitted in advance of the academic year (by early August) for full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

TA

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the School of Molecular Sciences accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $15.00 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted year-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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