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Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry

Clemson University
29631, Clemson
$80,000 - $89,999
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Clemson University: College of Science: Chemistry
Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry

Location: Hunter 375, Clemson, SC

The College of Science at Clemson University seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the in the Department of Chemistry in the area of Actinide Chemistry. The anticipated start date is on or before January 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach a graduate-level actinide chemistry course, and support other teaching duties within the Department of Chemistry as needed. The candidate will advise MS and PhD students, is expected to develop a high-quality, well-funded sponsored research program, and be recognized within their respective professional field.

Clemson is an R1 Carnegie institution for highest research activity. The Department of Chemistry boasts a collegial, collaborative environment. There are rich opportunities for collaborations at Clemson University across diverse segments of Sciences and Engineering, along with Prisma Health (formerly the Greenville Hospital System) and the Savannah River National Laboratory. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaboration with colleagues within the various departments that comprise the Center for Nuclear Environmental Engineering Sciences and Radioactive Waste Management (NEESRWM). NEESRWM serves as a focal point for research and education in the characterization, evaluation, and remediation of radioactive contamination as well as the evaluation and development of processes for the management of radioactive wastes. The goal of the Center is to conduct research related to the environmental aspects of nuclear technologies and naturally occurring radioactivity and radiation, and in doing so to contribute to the education of graduates who are capable and qualified to take future leadership roles in the nuclear environmental community within South Carolina, the nation, and the world. Additional information on NEESRWM is available at

Clemson University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups, and from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Additional information on Clemson University's diversity and inclusion initiatives can be found at -


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) as well as teaching and/or research experience in one of the following areas: Actinide Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Nuclear Separations, Radioanalytical Chemistry, or a closely related field.

Visa Status - Applicants must have US Citizenship. The department is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and a visa will not be processed.


Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research plan (max 5 pages), teaching philosophy (max 1 page), a statement describing the candidate's experience/plans for mentoring diverse individuals (max 1 page), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 24, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Joseph Kolis, Tobey Beaudrot Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Search Committee


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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