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Assistant Professor

Utah State University
Utah State University, Logan
commensurate w/experience plus excellent benefits
Closing date
Oct 4, 2021

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Green Chemistry
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This is a nine–month (academic year) position, located on the main Logan campus, and will start in August 2022. Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related field with a graduate or post-doctoral background in experimental physical chemistry, chemical physics or a closely related field. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in physical chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program with a national reputation for excellence. While the research area is flexible, preference will be given to qualified candidates proposing research programs (which will have a significant physical chemistry or chemical physics component) in the following areas:  photochemistry; materials or device development, including synthesis; and/or sustainable-energy research. Applicants whose proposed research area and experience complement existing research programs in the Department are particularly encouraged to apply as are applicants from groups underrepresented in the physical sciences. For more detailed information and to apply please visit the USU Jobs site: (Ref. 2021-3715) or Apply Here. Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Utah State University is a Land-Grant Institution with the main campus located in Logan, Utah. The Uintah Basin Campus is located in Roosevelt and Vernal in eastern Utah. The campus has 25 full-time faculty, 26 staff and approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. This past academic year, 140 associate, 61 baccalaureate, and 10 graduate students were awarded degrees. The program represents 15 departments and 8 graduate programs. The branch campus is located in a rural setting known for its beauty and recreational opportunities. To the north is the Uinta Mountain range with its green forests, glacial lakes, and rugged canyons. The area is within minutes of the world-famous Green River and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and just 4 hours from Salt Lake City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting camping, golfing, and many other recreational opportunities are conveniently located. The area is known for its geology and paleontology and is home to the world famous Dinosaur National Monument and Quarry. The communities display excellent diversity with good schools and shopping and a variety of music, theater, and other cultural programs
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