October 1, 2022; position open until filled.
Required Application Materials
Applications can be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22481. Applicants at the senior level (Associate or Full Professor) should include a curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter briefly articulating interest in the position as well as any relevant information regarding efforts in research, education, and innovation the candidate would like to share with the hiring committee. The candidate should also include a separate statement illustrating how they promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work (typically approx. one page).
Applicants at the Junior level (Assistant Professor) should include, in addition to the cover letter and vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives (typically approx. five pages), teaching philosophy or interests (typically approx. one page), and a statement illustrating how the candidate promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work (typically approx. one page). Junior candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, mentorship, and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon (UO) announces a search in the area of Environmental Materials Chemistry, broadly defined (spanning both computation and experimental work, energy, etc.). Appointments may be made at any rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) and continue UO’s long-term commitment to grow the basic and applied sciences. The hire will join an innovative and highly collaborative team in the Materials Science Institute (https://materialscience.uoregon.edu/), the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry (https://electrochemistry.uoregon.edu/), and as part of the Environment Initiative (https://environment.uoregon.edu/). The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning. This position is part of an eleven-cluster hire that reflects UO's commitment to investing in transdisciplinary research and teaching in climate solutions and environmental justice.
Exceptional candidates with backgrounds across chemistry, physics, engineering, and/or materials science are encouraged to apply. The minimum requirement is a PhD in science or engineering, and the position will remain open until filled. Salaries and start-up packages will be highly competitive. The successful candidate will work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. They will build and/or maintain a high-profile, internationally prominent, an externally funded research group, work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences, while innovating in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Salaries and start-up packages will be highly competitive.
Department or Program Summary
The UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate major and minor degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and graduate degrees at the masters and PhD level.
Our undergraduate program provides training for students planning careers in the chemical and biological sciences and also for those in biology, health-related disciplines, earth sciences, secondary education, business, journalism, and law. Undergraduate research and other educational activities outside the traditional classroom are essential components of these majors.
Our graduate program recognizes the importance of diversity and breadth in graduate education and continues to respond to the shifts and changes in career opportunities available to our graduates. Research at the University of Oregon is designed to keep student researchers at the forefront of chemical and biological sciences.
This position builds upon the established excellence of Materials Science and Electrochemistry at UO. Recent investments include over $30 million in equipment for the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon, which is managed by professional staff and housed in two new buildings along with state-of-the art laboratory space (https://camcor.uoregon.edu/). Oregon is home to the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a $1B initiative to fast-track scientific discovery and innovation (http://accelerate.uoregon.edu/). Faculty and student experiences are further enhanced by unique graduate-education programs, industry partnerships and innovation activities.
PhD in science or engineering.
Exceptional candidates with backgrounds across chemistry, physics, engineering, and/or materials science are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. They will build and/or maintain a high-profile, internationally prominent, an externally funded research group, work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences, while innovating in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
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