Search for Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in Experimental Physical Chemistry, broadly defined, effective August 2020. 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, engineering, environmental, 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 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. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience in an academic, government, national laboratory, or industrial setting is highly desired.

The Department has appointed eight new tenure-track faculty members in the past ten 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 listed at:

The application materials should include a cover letter describing academic qualifications and professional experience, current CV, and academic transcripts. Applicants should also provide 1) a document that describes current expertise and future goals for an independent research program in physical chemistry, including plans for pursuing funding, dissemination of results, and broader impacts, with one-page summary and three proposals of 2-4 pages each; 2) one-page teaching statement detailing the applicant’s practices and philosophy for successful teaching and mentoring and 3) one-page diversity statement detailing how teaching, service, and scholarship can support the success of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in chemistry, including how the applicant would further the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity as stated at Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Application review will begin by October 1, 2019 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 and refer to requisition number 73744. Application review will begin by October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.