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Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
Salary commensurate with experience + benefits
Closing date
Oct 2, 2021

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Applied, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Chemistry at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in any area of experimental Physical Chemistry to start in August 2022.

A successful candidate will establish an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students and excel in teaching introductory chemistry, Physical Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, and graduate-level (M.S./Ph.D.) courses. The new hire will discharge service duties and contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, broadly defined, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience in these fields is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should upload the following files at

  • a cover letter indicating the applicant’s suitable qualifications and experience (2 pages max.)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • research statement covering 2-3 distinct projects (up to 8 pages total)
  • a teaching statement describing the applicant’s philosophy and instructional experience (2 pages max.)
  • unofficial transcripts
  • a diversity statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality (2 pages max.)

Applicants should also provide the contact information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin October 08, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Department Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at Oakland University is well-equipped with advanced instrumentation for chemical research, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), time-of-flight (LC-TOF-MS) and gas chromatography mass spectrometers (GC-MS), inductively coupled plasma optical emission (ICP-OES), infrared (IR), UV-visible, and fluorescence spectrometers. Recent acquisitions include high-performance electron spin resonance (ESR), spinning disk laser confocal microscope, and droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) instrument. Additionally, Oakland has new high-performance computing facilities.

Oakland University is an equal opportunity employment institution committed to diversity in the STEM fields.


The Department of Biological Sciences is a modern, well-equipped, research oriented department with active graduate programs at the MS and PhD level. Oakland University is a state-supported institution of 19,000 students situated on a beautiful 1,500-acre campus 25 miles north of Detroit. Opportunities exist for clinical collaborations through the recently established Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
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