Assistant Professor, Chemistry – The University of Akron

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Akron ( invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry focusing on physical and/or forensic chemistry.

We seek to assemble a cohort of teacher-scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of UA through teaching, scholarship, service, and collaboration. Specifically, as an urban-research university, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work touches on the pressing needs of cities and urban communities. As part of this group, this tenure track physical chemistry position will support the departments core mission in chemical education and our service teaching to engineering, biology, and health science students.  We seek candidates who are committed to increasing diversity in the sciences and supporting our unique and diverse student body. Candidates who share our vision are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome candidates in all areas of experimental physical chemistry and forensic chemistry. In addition to the key chemistry curricula at the undergraduate and graduate level, these candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research group and carry out high-impact investigations that can be disseminated in quality peer review journals and invited or contributed presentations. Competitive applicants will also propose ways to address aspects of diversity in terms of service and outreach, addressing the needs of the highly diverse urban-research community.

Candidates should also include a diversity statement in their application, describing your past and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this statement, applicants should address how these contributions will fit in with UAs mission as an urban-research university.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have an earned Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or a related discipline and demonstrated active research experience in the study of physical chemistry or forensic chemistry broadly defined.

Additional Position Information:

Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, please attach the necessary document. CV, Cover Letter, Teaching/Research Philosophy, Description of Research Plans, Diversity Statement and Transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are required.

Application Deadline: September 13, 2023 at 12:00am

Compensation: The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission.

All staff and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA).

The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume, a cover letter, and a list of three professional references to–Chemistry_JR100406?q=JR100406

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