Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry

Chicago, Illinois
Salary commensurate with experience + benefits
September 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry, beginning Fall 2022. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has 16 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty serving over 400 undergraduate majors, more than 50 MS and PhD students, and is located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/chemistry/.

Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.

This position involves maintaining an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in Physical Chemistry (broadly defined) and participation in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, primarily in Physical Chemistry. In addition to teaching and pursuing their own scholarship, candidates are also expected to involve undergraduate students in research and to engage in service at the department, college, and university levels. 

Requirements include a PhD in chemistry, or closely related field.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred, but is not required. Evidence of significant scholarly activity in both the prior doctoral and postdoctoral positions is preferred. All areas of experimental or theoretical Physical Chemistry will be considered. Interest in Analytical Chemistry is also welcome.  Applicants should demonstrate the potential for classroom instructional excellence and a dedication to student mentorship, as well as evidence of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.