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Assistant Professor – Materials Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Materials Chemistry with a focus on the synthesis of polymeric, inorganic, or hybrid materials. This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a PhD in chemistry or a closely related field; at least one year of post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program while also contributing to the department’s missions of service and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university are especially encouraged to apply.

Faculty in our department have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and benefit from unique facilities both on campus and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). These include the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, Spallation Neutron Source, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, and other UT-ORNL Joint Institutes.

All candidates should submit a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (maximum 10 pages), and a brief statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages).  Applications to this Materials Chemistry position should be sent to  Applicants for this position should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address as their application.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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