St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Fellow

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Start date: 2014-10-29T06:35:50.137
Salary period: Annual
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks applicants for a special postdoctoral research opportunity, the St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Fellow. Postdoctoral fellows in this program are expected to pursue independent research while also conducting research in an established lab. The salary is $45,000 per year with full benefits, and the position includes a $15,000 per year research fund. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years total, and recipients are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The purpose of the St. Elmo Brady Fellow program is to encourage and promote excellence and diversity (especially of women, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) in the pool of future faculty candidates in Chemistry at Illinois. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Individuals working toward a Ph.D. will be considered, but the dissertation must be defended and deposited prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (copy is acceptable but official transcript may be requested at a later date), summary of previous research, and summary of postdoctoral research plans. The cover letter should include contact information for three professional references who can emphasize the unique perspective that the applicant can bring to the research field. The summary of postdoctoral research plans should include both (1) a specific faculty mentor within the department and how the applicant plans to contribute to that mentor's research program, and (2) a description of independent research that the applicant plans to perform during the postdoctoral period. The application PDF file should be submitted to with subject line "St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Fellow - application from ". Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria: academic accomplishments; strength of proposed research, both with the faculty mentor and independently; potential for a faculty career that will contribute to fostering diversity and equal opportunity; and candidates ability to encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool of future faculty candidates in Chemistry at Illinois. Candidates that apply by Thursday, December 11, 2014 will receive full consideration. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. () ,

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