Faculty Search Open

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00pm


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, effective August 16, 2017, in Physical/Computational Chemistry at the Chemistry Informatics interface, broadly defined. Applications are welcome in Physical Science Informatics which includes computational chemistry as possibly related to materials, self-assembly, catalysis, chemical transformations, reaction mechanisms, dynamics, surfaces, and/or condensed phase systems in general. Methods development as well as high throughput and statistical analysis of data are encouraged. It is highly desired that the research be strongly rooted in quantum or statistical mechanics theory and the use of high performance computing. This position is part of a campus wide informatics cluster hire. The applicant will complement the research interests of the current chemistry faculty, as well as those affiliated with the University’s UI3 Iowa Informatics Initiative (http://informatics.uiowa.edu/). To date, thirteen new faculty members out of  twenty-four have been hired across colleges and departments under this initiative. The Chemistry Department (http://www.chem.uiowa.edu/) has appointed fourteen new faculty members over the past nine years and recently completed a major building renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided. 

The successful candidate must add to the teaching mission of the Department of Chemistry in Physical Chemistry through excellent teaching skills and a willingness to teach at all levels of coursework. There is an expectation that the candidate will develop an upper level undergraduate/graduate course in the Physical Sciences Informatics discipline.

Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that demonstrate the planned research program. A statement within the cover letter indicating how the candidate’s research may fit in with and contribute to the UI3 initiative is desirable.  Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/; refer to requisition #69551. Do not mail paper applications. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.