Open FACULTY positions - METU Chemistry Department

Open FACULTY positions - Department of Chemistry


Regular / Temporary: Regular

Full / Part Time: Full-Time

Pay Plan:  12 months

Benefits Eligible: Yes


Assistant or Associate Professor Position(s) in Chemistry

Chemistry Department at Middle East Technical University, located in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor levels. The department has a student-centered teaching environment with strong encouragement in research activity. Senior candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to have a thriving research program that is externally funded; junior candidates at the Assistant Professorship level will be expected to develop external funding to support research endeavors.

Position Description

Full-time, academic year, tenure-track position(s) in Chemistry Department. Responsibilities include recruit, retain, and advise students, teaching, develop curricula, and participate in departmental governance as part of a team and other academic responsibilities. Teaching assignments will include general chemistry for majors and non-majors as well as assignments in advanced courses in the candidate's specialty. The department has specific needs in polymer, physical, inorganic, biochemistry, analytical, theoretical and organic chemistry but all other disciplines will be considered. Candidates with a multi-disciplinary background or interests are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

Ph.D. in chemistry, or related discipline is required at the time of hiring. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active research. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 102/120 (or equivalent) is required. Please check the site “” for details.


Interested applicants should send the following to ODTU FEF Kimya Böl. Çankaya, 06800 Ankara, Turkey or by e-mail to with a subject line of “faculty position”

  • Cover letter (including summary of past and ongoing research),
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications,
  • Research and teaching statements,
  • Names of three references.

There is no application deadline, review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until all the positions are filled.