Tenure-Track Professor in Organic Chemistry

East Lansing, Michigan (US)
September 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry. Highly qualified candidates beyond the rank of assistant professor will also be considered. The search is open to candidates in all areas of organic chemistry. 

MSU has a rich tradition in organic chemistry, with current faculty expertise in a wide range of areas covering organic synthesis, catalysis, green chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and synthetic biology. The chemistry department is undertaking significant faculty hiring over the next several years to build on current strengths and expand into emerging areas of chemistry. In addition, there are exciting campus wide research initiatives on interdisciplinary science and technology, including health-related research. 

Successful faculty candidates shall have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of potential for independent research, and are expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and contribute to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels in ways that integrate efforts to further diversity and inclusion.

Interested individuals should apply at https://jobs.msu.edu (posting 730751) that requests specific materials that include a cover letter, CV, synopses of research interests, teaching and mentoring approaches, and the names of three references. Efforts to further diversity and inclusion should be integrated within the research and teaching/mentoring statements. Inquiries may directed to Prof. Xuefei Huang, Search Committee Chair, at huangxu2@msu.edu. Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  

At the College of Natural Science, we use discovery, innovation and our collective ingenuity to advance knowledge across the natural sciences. Through equitable, inclusive practices in research, education and service, we empower our students, staff and faculty to solve challenges in a complex and rapidly changing world.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.