Assistant/Associate Professor of Polymer Science

The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Nov 15, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
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Full time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Polymer Science

The University of Akron

Akron, OH

The Department of Polymer Science at The University of Akron seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Polymer Chemistry at the Assistant or Associate (tenure) Professor rank beginning in August 2018. The ideal candidate would develop an active research program in supra or macromolecular chemistry, catalysis, catalytic polymerization, olefin polymerization and/or chemical methodology to control the microstructure and stereo-regularity of macromolecular systems.

Applicants should have:

  • PhD in chemistry or polymer related field
  • Record of research accomplishment, as demonstrated by relevant peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

In addition to building an externally funded research program in polymer chemistry, the successful applicant will be expected to direct graduate and undergraduate student research in their area of expertise; teach graduate and undergraduate classes; and contribute to the functioning of the department, college, and university through service on committees, centers, and outreach activities.

The University of Akron, with 23,000 students, has a world-class history in polymer science and polymer engineering dating back to 1909.  The Department of Polymer Science currently has 20 full time faculty and 214 full time graduate students. 

For complete details and to apply visit:

Job ID # 9340

Applicants need to complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter along with a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, detailed research plans (4 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page), and contact information of at least three professional references.  Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.