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Faculty Positions (Open Rank)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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Faculty Positions (Open Rank)

Department of Chemistry at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for open rank, full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry.

 The Department of Chemistry is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

 Successful candidates are expected to establish and sustain a vibrant research program; serve as dedicated teachers and mentors to our increasingly diverse students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and assist in the administrative and governance functions of the department, the university and the profession via service on committees as appropriate.  Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate student education and success.  Applicants at the associate or full professor level must have a significant record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and service.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required. The target start date is August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload application materials. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests (1 page), and a statement of future broader impacts through multidisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, outreach, and commitment to inclusive excellence (1 page).  All documents be uploaded as a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section.

An email request for contact information for three professional references will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. Once the contact information for the references is uploaded into the system, their letters will be invited. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.


Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by October 27, 2023. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. 

Questions about the position may be directed to the Chemistry Faculty Search Coordinator at  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff ( The Department of Chemistry has a strong commitment to building and maintaining a supportive environment where all people can thrive (

To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites: 

Dual Career Program  


Living in Champaign-Urbana 

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. 

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify. 

 Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing 



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