Search for Radiochemistry Faculty

Periodic Table
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:15am

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Radiochemistry broadly defined, effective August 2019. Applications are encouraged from researchers with programs focused on radioanalytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, nuclear forensics, actinide chemistry, radioisotope development, radiopharmaceuticals/therapies, or energy applications. Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry to a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and a promising record of scholarship and productivity. Postdoctoral experience in an academic, government, national laboratory, or industrial setting is highly desired. Candidates with advanced Assistant Professor level experience are also encouraged to apply.

The Radiochemistry program at the University of Iowa was established in 2012 and is quickly developing into a renowned area of strength on campus.   The Chemistry Building has state-of-the-arts facilities for teaching and research, including a shared radiochemistry facility.  Faculty within the Department of Chemistry have established ties with national laboratories, state facilities, and industrial partners and there are opportunities for collaborations with the highly-ranked University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  

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 radiochemistry; 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 15, 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 to go to