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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Physical Chemistry

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Competitive 9-month academic salary with full benefits package
Closing date
Nov 4, 2022

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa invites applications for a Physical Chemistry faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Candidates with training and research interests in experimental and/or computational Physical Chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish a productive, externally funded research program in an area of Physical Chemistry and contribute to undergraduate and graduate Physical Chemistry teaching within the Chemistry Department. 

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is an indigenous-serving institution, drawing students from a diverse population that includes those of Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian ethnicity. We especially welcome and seek female candidates and those of Hawaiian and Asian-Pacific ethnicity. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests are responsive to the strategic needs of the State of Hawai’i and that synergize with existing strengths within the department and the university. Information about current faculty research interests in the Department of Chemistry can be found at

Where You Will Work:

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is the flagship campus of a 10-campus system and is one of only a handful of institutions that are land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant institutions. UH Mānoa is a destination of choice for students and faculty from across the nation and the world, and offers unique research opportunities, a diverse community, a nationally-ranked Division I athletics program and much more.  UH Mānoa is an indigenous-serving institution, drawing students from a diverse population that includes those of Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian ethnicity.  We deliver a multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning, with a long history of adherence to the principles of sustainability and the essence of aloha.

  • UH Mānoa affirms its commitment to faculty through competitive benefits. Beyond extensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, the university also offers:
  • Tuition assistance and other professional development opportunities
  • Potential for flexible working hours 13 paid state and federal holidays
  • 16 days of sick leave every year
  • Up to 4 months of parental leave
  • State of Hawai‘i ERS pension plan, fully vested after 10 years of service, with eligibility for supplemental 457(b) and 403(b) retirement savings plans
  • On- and near-campus faculty housing and home purchasing assistance
  • Relocation assistance

UH Mānoa’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Our organization is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and fostering a culture where everyone feels welcome and supported. To learn more about these efforts, visit the UH Mānoa Diversity website, the Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity website, and the UH Mānoa ADVANCEwebsite. 

Application notes: 

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related field.  Desirable qualifications include postdoctoral research experience, a strong publication record that demonstrates research productivity, research plans that include a plan to obtain external research funding, a commitment to and track record of excellent teaching, and an ability to mentor both undergraduate and graduate student research.

Diverse candidates with a passion for teaching and research who meet the minimum qualifications but do not meet all the desirable qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply; we can provide mentoring and training programs that strengthen your skills and your ability to contribute to the academic and research missions of the university.

A detailed description of the position, minimum and desirable qualifications, application requirements, and instructions for uploading application materials can be found at Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Rui Sun at





Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii System. A destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Manoa's unique research opportunities, diverse community, nationally-ranked Division I athletics program, and beautiful landscape. Consistently ranked a “best value” among U.S. colleges and universities, our students get a great education and have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning—truly like no place else on earth. Research: One of only a handful of universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UH Manoa is ranked in the top 50 public universities in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The University of Hawaii at Manoa maintains a vibrant and active research program with more than $300 million in new extramural funds for research in 2014. Education: Total student population: 18,865 Undergraduate: 13,689 Graduate: 5,176 Hawaii (in-state) students: 66% Out-of-state students: 28% International students: 6%

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