Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Analytical or Experimental Physical Chemistry


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Michigan Technological University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Analytical or Experimental Physical Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2014.  The position will be either in the area of Analytical Chemistry or Experimental Physical Chemistry.  Applicants for these positions must demonstrate the ability to initiate and sustain a vigorous externally funded research program, contribute to the teaching mission at the graduate and undergraduate levels, possess good spoken and written communication skills, and participate in Department, College, and University service activities.  Priority will be given to candidates with postdoctoral research experience, previous university teaching experience, a strong record of publications, and a well-designed strategy for the development of an externally funded research program.

Analytical Chemistry Position:  Applications are invited from candidates with research interests in the development of instrumentation and new analytical techniques.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field with experience and knowledge of a variety of instrumental techniques, such as:  NMR, IR and Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, electrophoresis, fluorimetry, electrochemistry, optical microscopy, electron microscopy, or scanning probe microscopy.  Link to apply for this position:  http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1328

Experimental Physical Chemistry Position:  Applications are invited from candidates with research interests in experimental physical chemistry.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry or a closely related field.  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated expertise in developing a molecular-level understanding of materials behavior using spectroscopic methodologies applied to the solid state.  Such materials could include (but need not be limited to) electronic and meta-materials; magnetic and ferroelectric materials; bio-inspired materials; the broad area of nano-materials, etc.  Link to apply for this position:  http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1333

To apply, please submit the following materials to the appropriate position link.  Review of complete application packages will begin on January 6, 2014, and will continue until a position is filled. 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research plan
  • Statement of teaching experience and interest
  • Contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton, on the south shore of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula.  The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

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Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.