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Experimental Physical Chemistry Assistant Professor

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience, plus a comprehensive benefit package
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University is seeking a creative individual for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental physical chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in academic year 2022/2023. The ideal candidate will be an expert who combines physical-chemistry methods development with timely applications to renewable energy, materials, or biological problems. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program and be an enthusiastic teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in courses such as honors-level general chemistry, quantum mechanics, or thermodynamics. The course load is one course per semester. Duties also include undergraduate and graduate student research supervision as well as university and departmental service.

The Brandeis Department of Chemistry is part of a vibrant and interactive scientific community.  A research-intensive liberal arts university, Brandeis fosters highly collaborative science both within and between departments.  The campus is located in Waltham, MA, the heart of the Rte. 128 biotechnology corridor and 20 minutes from Boston and Cambridge. For information about the department, visit

Applicants should upload the following to a cover letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a description of their research plans; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion addressing how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Klaus Schmidt-Rohr ( First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. This position is subject to budget approval.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.


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