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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Physical)

The Ohio State University - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Columbus, Ohio
$100,000-120,000 per year plus benefits
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the general area of experimental physical chemistry. Candidates interested in developing a world-class research program in any area of experimental physical chemistry are encouraged to apply. The new faculty member will join an interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Departmental faculty have access to state-of-the-art campus and national user facilities in areas such as electron microscopy, NMR, and time-resolved laser science including X-ray and XUV spectroscopy.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required. The position will begin Autumn 2023. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. Outstanding applicants in all areas of physical chemistry will be considered but priority will be given to those candidates whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority groups. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:  The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at

Application Instructions:  Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, along with three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. John Herbert, Search Committee Chair, at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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