Chemistry Faculty

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Open-rank faculty position in data-driven theoretical chemistry

The WashU Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured, open-rank faculty appointment in theoretical chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to begin as soon as the fall semester of 2021. Outstanding candidates with expertise in theoretical chemistry who are focused on using data analytics or data-intensive methodologies aimed at complex chemical problems, including, but not limited to metabolism, drug design, materials science, high-level electronic-state calculations, or excited-state dynamics problems are particularly sought. A PhD in Chemistry or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The duties of the position include conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, applying successfully for extramural research grants, teaching assigned courses, including general and physical chemistry, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. This position will be primarily in the Department of Chemistry with a joint appointment in a second department (possibly in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, or Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, in the McKelvey School of Engineering, or in Washington University School of Medicine) to help foster interdisciplinary research and the development of innovative programs. This hire is part of the Washington University in St. Louis Digital Transformation Initiative ( initiative).

Applicants must apply at Interfolio ( Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise summary of research accomplishments to date (2-3 pages in length), 2-3 concise research proposals (each ~2-3 pages in length), a brief teaching statement (~1 page or less); and a diversity statement that describes values, experiences, and plans relevant to attaining inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service (~1 page or less). These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to Interfolio.

Applications received before 3 May 2021 will receive full consideration. All files received after the deadline will be evaluated at the discretion of the search committee until the search is complete.

“Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.” Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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