Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Akron, Ohio
The salary range starts at $70,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 21, 2021
Job Type
Full time

The University of Akron Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall Semester of 2021. The department welcomes candidates in all areas of Physical Chemistry (experimental and computational) including Physical Organic, Physical Inorganic, and Biophysical Chemistry.  The new faculty member will establish a strong, externally funded research program in the area of Physical Chemistry; teach graduate and undergraduate classes; mentor undergraduate and Ph.D. students in research; and contribute to the functioning of the department, college, university and community through service on committees and participation in departmental activities.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline; demonstrated active research experience in the study of Physical Chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience during postdoctoral research in an academic or industrial setting; and research plans that complement existing strengths in the department and University community.  Experience past the doctoral degree may be waived for exceptional candidates.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial or official transcripts, a description of research plans, three letters of reference (include email addresses for the references), and a statement of teaching philosophy to your profile.

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Hannah Kemp-Severence in Human Resources at 330-972-8399.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin March 19, 2021.

About the Chemistry Department

Established in 1885, the University of Akron Department of Chemistry has a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. We offer ACS-approved bachelor’s degrees with options for emphasis in physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry. Graduate degrees at the PhD and MS level are offered in the areas of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biological chemistry. Faculty research is recognized internationally and is funded by multiple grants from agencies like the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For more information please visit

About UA

As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

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