Professor of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Chemistry
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Closing date
Nov 21, 2021

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for multiple positions at the tenured or tenure-track level, beginning August 2022. While preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, applicants for Associate and Full Professor will also be considered. Candidates should share our departmental commitment to diversity and equity (  

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required. Area of specialization within chemistry is open. Candidates for the Assistant Professor title should have the potential to develop a vibrant research program in their field of specialization. Tenured candidates must have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Physical Sciences Divisional Committee. A successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant research program in their area of specialization, teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, perform professional and university service as appropriate, and work with other department members to accomplish diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Please go to to view the posting and begin the application process. Application materials including cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, statement about past and anticipated future diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) efforts, research experience summary, and a concise description of research plans will be required for all applicants. Applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professional references. To guarantee full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2021. However, applica­tions will be accepted until all positions are filled.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


Founded in 1880, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has continuously pushed the boundaries of modern-day science, and for decades, has attracted outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral associates, and visiting scholars. The Department’s reputation for excellence is not only nationally recognized by federal and nonprofit funding agencies, but also by students, educators, researchers, and faculty.

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