Search for Tenure Track Radiochemistry Professor

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Radiochemistry broadly defined.  This is a 100% appointment, to begin in August 2020.  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 or equivalent experience in an academic, government, national laboratory, or industrial setting is highly desired.


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.  The Department of Chemistry is committed to creating a diverse team of faculty and promoting an inclusive workplace environment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


Application materials must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s 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


To apply, please go to and refer to requisition number 73702. Application review will begin by September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.