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Open-rank Faculty Positions in Synthetic Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Salary ranges are commensurate with rank.
Closing date
Dec 30, 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking applications from candidates for three open-rank (tenure-track/tenured) faculty positions starting August 2023. Applicants who can establish, or have established, a strong research and instructional program in any area of synthetic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Research areas include (but are not restricted to) synthetic inorganic, organic, and biochemistry and bio-, inorganic, organic, and nano- materials synthesis. Applicants at disciplinary interfaces with energy, catalysis, environmental, or medicinal research in alignment with OU’s strategic research plan ( are particularly encouraged. Instructional contributions are one course per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in an appropriate subject area. Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science or other appropriate field, and preferably postdoctoral research experience for Assistant Professor applicants.

Application Instructions

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a research plan (max 5 pages), a current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a statement of teaching experience and plans (max 1 page), and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through Interfolio at

Qualified senior candidates must provide a cover letter, a summary of research accomplishments, a current curriculum vitae, and a synopsis of teaching experience at the above Interfolio site. The names and contact information for three references may be requested for senior candidates after review.

Review of applications will start by December 9, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. There will be a preliminary remote screening process to ascertain candidates for further interviews. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Daniel Glatzhofer (

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