Ames, Iowa (US)
Commensurate with experience
September 06 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

The Department of Chemistry at ISU seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in (a) analytical and/or (b) experimental physical chemistry, both broadly defined.  Candidates should have a demonstrated potential for transformative research and excellent classroom teaching. The successful candidate will have a strong potential for independent and collaborative research in a field that strengthens the department’s portfolio, either through complementarity or building on existing strengths. The Department of Chemistry is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, LGBTIQ, and other under-represented and marginalized individuals.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related discipline, a strong research record, and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses. For further information about these position and to apply online see , Job # R659. The application package should include a cover letter, a CV listing publications, statements of future research plans and interests (max. of 10 pages), teaching interests and philosophy (max. of 3 pages), a statement on diversity (max. of 2 pages), and 3 references.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 35,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.