Tenure-Track Opening for an Assistant Professor in Synthetic Inorganic or Organometallic Chemistry

Boston University, Chemistry Department
Boston University, Boston
Closing date
Oct 10, 2021
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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure track position in the field of Synthetic Inorganic or Organometallic Chemistry, beginning July 1, 2022.

Candidates with research focus in the area of metal complex synthesis broadly defined, with applications in organometallic or coordination chemistry catalysis, small molecule conversion, solar fuels, recycling, or energy/sustainability are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

The successful applicant will benefit from the department’s supportive and collegial environment, which includes close affiliations with Boston University’s Materials Science & Engineering Division, the Photonics Center, the Biogeoscience Program, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of inorganic and general chemistry, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, a letter of interest including teaching and research objectives, a statement on their experiences in mentoring, diversity, and inclusion, a current CV, and should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via AcademicJobsOnline.org (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19411). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Located in Boston, one of the world’s foremost science and technology research hubs, our mission is to advance discovery in the chemical sciences and to provide excellent instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a result, our undergraduate majors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows gain the skills and understanding they need to meet the technological challenges of the 21st century and to achieve meaningful careers in research, education, medicine, government, business, and/or law. The research programs of our faculty address many of the most demanding challenges in chemical research, with unique strengths in medicinal and translational chemistry, materials science, molecular and cell biology, computational chemistry, nanotechnology, catalysis and chemical dynamics. Supporting and enabling this research and our teaching laboratories is our extensive suite of state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and instrumentation.

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