Trinity University — Semmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Trinity University is seeking a person with a distinguished record of research and teaching to fill the Dr. D. R. Semmes Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry. The endowed Professorship (i) augments a well-established and nationally recognized undergraduate program in chemistry, and (ii) contributes significantly to the chemical profession through leadership in research, teaching, and interactions with the university and professional communities.

The Semmes Distinguished Professor will be selected from candidates with expertise in any area of the chemical sciences. Candidates must have a distinguished record of research and teaching and must be able and willing to continue these efforts at Trinity with undergraduate students. Candidates will have and will maintain external support for their research and be willing to assist the department in further development of research resources. The ideal candidate will complement the existing strengths in the chemistry faculty. The University is also seeking to increase the diversity of the faculty with this position.

Trinity University is an independent, coeducational, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2400, including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries. Trinity has highly selective admission standards, and is rapidly moving toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s finest undergraduate institutions. An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of approximately one million. The chemistry department is housed in the new Center for Sciences and Innovation ($127M complex finished in 2013).

Candidates are requested to forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research objectives and teaching philosophy, along with the names and email addresses of at least three people who could provide references if asked, and any other materials of the candidate’s choice to the chemistry chair, Dr. Chris Pursell, Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The search will remain open until the position has been filled. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer; minority and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
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