Search for Physical Chemistry Faculty

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa seeks applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in Physical Chemistry broadly defined effective August 2019. A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with a number of Centers and Institutes with focus on the physical, biological, and medical sciences as described at:

Applicants must clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program. The successful candidate must also add to the teaching mission of the Department in physical chemistry through excellent teaching skills and a commitment to excellence in instruction at all levels (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and a strong, promising record of scholarship and productivity.  

The Department has appointed 8 new tenure-track faculty members in the past 10 years and recently completed a major building renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. The University also provides a wide range of accessible state-of-the-art research facilities, as well as outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions with major campus initiatives and research centers.

Application materials must include a cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, CV, and academic transcripts.  Applicants should also provide documents that 1) describes their current expertise and future goals for an independent research program in physical chemistry; 2) states their beliefs, practices, and interests in teaching, and 3) should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in chemistry or how they would like to further the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Application review will begin by October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  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 Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty.  The Department values diversity and is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive climate.  We value diversity in all forms.  We conduct all departmental activities, including recruitment, retention, and personal and professional development for a diverse group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students in a manner consistent with these values.  The strategic plans of the University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflect this commitment.  The University also proudly supports work/life resources, including dual-career support; for more information please see

To apply, please go to  Application review will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.