Assistant Professor - Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position at the Assistant Professor rank. Auburn University is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence as one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. With this position, the department is looking to fill research needs in inorganic/organometallic chemistry; candidates who can augment the department’s research initiatives in chemical biology are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment in teaching, research, mentoring, and service. Duties also include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. In addition, a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required at the time employment begins. The selected candidate must also meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. on the date of appointment (August 2020) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research plans and a two-page statement of teaching philosophy which highlights a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The applicant will also need to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.

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