Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2023

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Dec 16, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2023


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry

Location: Knoxville, TN


Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK; invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a completed Ph.D. degree in chemistry at time of application; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to 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

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).


  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry completed at time of application; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
  • Inorganic Chemistry Discipline (such as organometallic, bio-inorganic, solid-state, main-group and f-element chemistry)

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit a single pdf document containing the following: (1) Cover letter (maximum 2 pages); (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 (maximum 2 pages); (5) Applicants are invited to also include a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); (6) Startup budget (1 page).  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to this site. Applicants should apply at  Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 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.

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