Assistant or Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Fall 2023
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry
Location: Knoxville, TN
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK; https://chem.utk.edu/) invites applications for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry. Hiring at the Associate Professor rank is preferable. However, strong applications at the Assistant Professor rank from applicants with prior academic faculty experience will also be considered. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Analytical Chemistry will be reviewed for both positions. Faculty with background in analytical separations or (bio)electroanalytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023. Successful candidates are expected to continue/further develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program while also contributing to the department’s missions of service and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Knoxville campus of The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Additional information for this initiative can be found at http://www.utk.edu/diversity.
UTK is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. Faculty in our department have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and benefit from unique facilities both on campus and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). These include the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML).
Outstanding candidates in all areas of Analytical Chemistry will be reviewed for both positions. Faculty with background in analytical separations or (bio)electroanalytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.
Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D. degree in chemistry completed at time of application; at least one-year postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires prior academic accomplishments commensurate with the expectations for the rank as outlined in our by-laws (https://chem.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Bylaws.pdf), some points of interest: (1) should hold the doctorate in the discipline; (2) should normally have served as an Assistant Professor for at least four years; (3) should have a strong record of research and scholarly activity with clear promise that promotion to Professor is likely at some point in the future; (4) should show clear evidence of competent teaching; (5) should have a reasonable and balanced record of contributions to meeting the service needs of the University, the discipline, and the community.
All candidates should submit a single pdf document containing the following: (1) Cover letter indicating the position and rank to apply; (2) Curriculum vitae including, at the end, names and contact information (institutions, phones, emails, and websites if available) of at least three references; (3) Statement of research plans (maximum 10 pages); (4) Brief statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); (5) Applicants are invited to also include a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Applicants should apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/112638
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.