Assistant or Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology Interface

Iowa City, Iowa
Sep 06, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
Field of specialization
Biological, Education, Physical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Physical Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology interface, effective August 2018.  Applications are encouraged in physical/biophysical chemistry as related to protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and biomolecular interactions, with particular interest in candidates that will complement ongoing research in the University’s new Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI).  The University of Iowa has dedicated substantial new investments to Neuroscience research, already involving a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments. The INI offers extensive opportunities and support for vibrant interdepartmental collaboration with researchers across campus. Neuroscience core facilities under development include a Neural Circuits and Behavior Core and a Stem Cell Core.  Potential for interactions with other major campus initiatives in Aging Mind and Brain and Genetics would also be desirable. 

The Chemistry Department has appointed 15 new faculty members over the past 10 years and recently completed a major building renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. The University also provides a wide range of accessible state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the Iowa Magnetic Resonance Facility with 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility, and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.

A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided.  Please apply using the link, referencing Requisition #71609.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at all levels of coursework (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field in hand by the start date, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of scholarship and productivity. Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that demonstrate the planned research program.

The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.