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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Chemistry

Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
The salary will reflect the academic rank of the position and the experience of the applicant.
Closing date
Oct 5, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor rank for Fall 2022. Candidates with research interests in all areas of Physical Chemistry are encouraged to apply. The applicants must have: a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physical chemistry or a closely related field; relevant postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; a strong publication record; potential to establish an externally funded, nationally recognized research program; and the ability to teach physical chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to develop a diverse and inclusive learning community, have research expertise that complements the department, and be able to effectively mentor chemistry undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty with applicable research interests may have access to doctoral students within Texas State’s interdisciplinary Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization program. Application materials include: (i) a cover letter summarizing relevant experience, research area and how this complements the department, and teaching interests; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a description of research plans, and how research activities will be used to mentor undergraduate and graduate students (up to 5 pages); (iv) a description of teaching capabilities and experience, providing justification for the types of courses that you could teach at Texas State University (no more than 1 page); (v) a description of how you will contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community through teaching, research, mentorship, and service (no more than 1 page); (vi) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (vii) letters from three references. Applications are submitted through the Texas State University website, Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021. Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Texas State University is an equal opportunity employer; women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Texas State University is located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor at the edge of the hill country. With more than 38,000 students, the university is the largest campus in The Texas State University System and among the largest in the state. The school has a diverse student body and is recognized as the largest Hispanic Serving Institution in the state of Texas. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, currently has 32 faculty members and over 400 undergraduate majors who are strongly encouraged to participate in research. The department is also associated with the Material Science, Engineering, and Commercialization doctoral program in the College of Science and Engineering. For more information, please visit
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