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Requisition ID:  15837

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Experimental Physical Chemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of experimental physical chemistry, defined broadly.


Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, to display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and promote a diverse and inclusive environment in the department.

The Department and College

With 50 full-time faculty, 350 PhD students, and over 300 outstanding undergraduates, Purdue’s highly ranked chemistry department is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. The wide-ranging expertise of the faculty enables fast and effective responses to interdisciplinary research opportunities, positioning it as a key partner in many university-wide centers, institutes, and initiatives. For more information, see http://www.chem.purdue.edu/


Chemistry is part of the College of Science, which comprises the physical, computing and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 6000 students. With multiple commitments of significant investment and strong alignment with Purdue leadership, the College is committed to supporting existing strengths and enhancing the scope and impact of the Department of Chemistry. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 41,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.  For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit an application electronically at https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15837&company=purdueuniv that includes (1) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching plan, (3) a research plan, and (4) Purdue University’s Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Lastly, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to the Search Chair at pchemsearch@purdue.edu, specifically indicating the position for which the applicant is applying. Applications will be held in strict confidence and will be reviewed beginning October 4, 2021. Applications will remain in consideration until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. 


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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