Assistant Professor Position in Bio-Materials/Materials

Open date: October 12th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The department is seeking applicants whose expertise and interests lie in Biomaterials/Materials. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse and interdisciplinary scientific backgrounds, including, but not limited to, the design and synthesis of soft materials, conjugated polymers, polyelectrolytes, functional materials, bio-inspired materials, functional molecular assemblies, sequence-specific polymers, enzymatic polymerization, biomolecular materials, biomacromolecules, and biosynthesis of materials and biological/biomimetic applications. Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentor-ship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Successful candidates may have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within and between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and sister departments, and units such as Chemical Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, the Marine Science Institute, and the Center for Bioengineering. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Successful candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the Diversity Statement.

The University of California is 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.