Associate or Full Professor Position in Inorganic Chemistry

West Lafayette, Indiana
Competitive Salary
Dec 05, 2018
Feb 03, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Inorganic Chemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of inorganic chemistry, defined broadly. Purdue has a tradition of excellence in inorganic chemistry, and is seeking to enhance this preeminence through strategic hiring. The Department is looking to integrate a creative scientist.  This position is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science, comprising the life, physical, and computing sciences—this position comes at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.



With 50 full-time faculty, 350 PhD students, and over 300 outstanding undergraduates, the highly-ranked Department is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. The wide-ranging expertise in the Department enables fast and effective responses to interdisciplinary research opportunities, positioning the department as a key partner in many university-wide centers, institutes and initiatives.




Successful candidates are expected to have a doctorate degree in chemistry or a related field, to have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to have already established a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding.  Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy electronically at: Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  




Purdue University's Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.




Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.