Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to an American Chemical Society-approved B.S. degree in Chemistry. The curriculum of the chemistry degree offers four program options — chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry and forensic chemistry. The Department has strong graduate programs of study leading to Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Chemistry and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience as well as M.A. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry including concentrations in the above focal areas of the Ph.D. programs. Faculty members within the department are associated with the Institute of Arctic Biology, the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center and the College of Rural and Community Development. The department is centrally housed in a modern building that opened in 1995 and contains laboratories, classrooms, and offices. 

Tenure Track Faculty Position:

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY and the GEOPHYSICAL INSTITUTE invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant / Associate Professor level in the area of Atmospheric / Environmental Chemistry to complement other members of the Environmental Chemistry Graduate Program and Atmospheric Science or Geochemistry research at the Geophysical Institute. The anticipated start date is Fall 2016. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Graduate teaching should be in Environmental Chemistry, and undergraduate teaching expertise in physical / analytical / general chemistry is preferred. To apply, visit http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=88581 Review of applications will begin on 15 January, 2016. For additional information please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chem and http://www.gi.alaska.edu or email the search chair, wrsimpson@alaska.edu. The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Departmental Mission

Students in the UAF Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry engage in rigorous, culturally relevant, and American Chemical Society-approved curricula and pursue cutting­‐edge discoveries in the high latitude chemical sciences with the support of faculty who are dedicated to research and teaching excellence.  The faculty proactively engage students in hypothesis-driven and evidence-based research with an emphasis in biochemistry, neuroscience and environmental chemistry. 

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