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Tenure Track Faculty Position

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The Department of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in all areas of chemistry. Both junior and senior candidates are encouraged to apply.

Competitive applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research accomplishments, an innovative future research plan, be capable of achieving teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Department of Chemistry at Penn State offers a stimulating environment that supports cutting-edge research in both traditional and interdisciplinary areas, including a 177,000 square foot chemistry research building on the University Park campus, excellent shared instrumentation facilities, and close interactions with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Materials Research Institute, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Institute for CyberScience.

In addition to submitting the Penn State application, an application must be submitted at that consists of a cover letter, current CV, one-page diversity and teaching statements, and statement of research interests that includes a ~1 page summary and 3 proposals of ~2-4 pages each. For more information on the Penn State Chemistry Department and the application process, visit Applicants will also need to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

Review of completed applications will begin on December 15, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Penn State Chemistry is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds, including women, underrepresented minorities, and those with non-traditional career paths.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.