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Faculty Position (Open Rank)

Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications
Closing date
Oct 26, 2021
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Faculty Positions (Open Rank)

Department of Chemistry at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for open rank, full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The Department of Chemistry is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and sustain a vibrant research program, serve as effective teachers and mentors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate student education and success.  Applicants at the associate or full professor level must have a significant record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and service.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required. The target start date is August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload application materials. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests (1 page), statement of future broader impacts through multidisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, outreach, equity, diversity and inclusion (1 page), and contact information for three professional references.  Letters of recommendation will be requested electronically from referees within two days. Note: Do not combine files nor add files to the drop-down labeled “All Req Materials (One File) for AP & Faculty jobs”.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by October 22, 2021. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. 

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to the Chemistry Faculty Search Coordinator at, or 217-333-9846.

The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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