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Assistant Professor: Functional Materials and Complex Matter

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad areas of Functional Materials and Complex Matter to begin in the Fall of 2019. Candidates in all traditional fields and emerging sub-fields of chemistry will be considered. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, and are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program focused on the synthesis and/or study of materials with novel and/or useful optical, electrical, magnetic, reactive, catalytic, thermal, and mechanical properties, among others. 

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

What You Should Know

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The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, and are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. List of references
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Statement of Research Philosophy
6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including letters of reference, should be received by October 1, 2018.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Steven George

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer