Faculty Position in Experimental Physical Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for a
nine-month, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor in
Experimental Physical Chemistry.
A successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded, internationally
recognized research program in experimental physical chemistry. All areas and subspecialties of
experimental physical chemistry will be considered.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline at the
time appointment begins, and at minimum one year of postdoctoral experience. The successful
candidate must possess excellent written and inter- personal communication skills. In addition,
candidates should be eligible to work in the United States at the time appointment begins and
continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Desired qualifications include a
strong record of publication, teaching and mentoring experience, and demonstrated (or potential)
ability to acquire extramural funding.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until a suit- able individual
is hired. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a
statement of teaching philosophy and experience, contact information of three professional
references and a description of how their past and/or planned contributions to teaching, research,
and/or service will serve to advance the mission of the College of Sciences and Mathematics in
creating an inclusive environment. The latter document should include the following: a statement
of values as they relate to the candidate’s understanding and commitment to diversity, inclusion,
and equity in STEM fields examples of experiences that demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to
fostering the success of tradition- ally underrepresented groups in STEM (students, staff,
and/or peers); and to supporting a diversity of perspectives in the classroom, lab, campus,
and/or com- munity; and future plans for continuing to advance inclusive excellence, diversity, or
equity in the candidate’s research, teaching, and service. For more information about the
commitment of the College of Sciences and Mathematics to inclusion, equity, and diversity, and the
guidelines for preparing this statement, please see:
Applicants must submit their materials online at: http://www.auemployment. com/postings/19550.
The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to cultivating culturally competent
professionals. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University values diversity
and is a welcoming and inclusive community of 28 research and teaching faculty and over 80 graduate
students. More department information is available at: http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/
Auburn University is an R1 Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space
grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching
excellence. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866
graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s
1,600+ faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the
top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. For more information on
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Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including
Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual- career
services: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines- dual-career-services.pdf.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving and vibrate community, recognized as one of the “best small towns
in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain
recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta,
Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a
population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to
building an inclusive and diverse community.