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Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of experimental physical chemistry, beginning in August 2023. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry or related fields and at least one year of postdoctoral experience. Experimental physical chemists and researchers working in related emerging areas are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong record of publications, teach courses in physical chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate level, engage in scholarly activities, supervise Ph.D. graduate students, participate in departmental, college, and university service, and contribute to the university’s community outreach efforts.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

For full consideration, applications should be received online by October 15th. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their materials at

Candidates should submit the following materials:

A cover letter that includes a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the college;

Curriculum vitae;

Research Statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions; Teaching Statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop.

Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Xiaoji Xu, Chair of the Search Committee at

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty




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