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Stanford Chemistry, Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

Stanford University
Stanford, California
Competitive annual salary and benefits package
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any area of chemistry. Applicants should exhibit the potential to run a world-leading independent research program and should possess strong communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.


Candidates should submit:


  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a statement of current and future research interests
  • a teaching statement
  • three reference letters

All application materials must be submitted online at the following site:


The Chemistry Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:


Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.


Further information about Stanford’s Department of Chemistry may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Amy Rutherford,


Review of applications will begin on 1st October 2023; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.


The synthesis of teaching and research is fundamental to Stanford University. All faculty engage in scholarly research, most often in association with graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Stanford is noted for its openness to interdisciplinary research, not only within the schools and departments, but also in its nine independent laboratories, centers and institutes. Several national research centers are located on the campus, including the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Today, Stanford has 1,671 tenure-line faculty, senior fellows and center fellows at specified policy centers and institutes, and Medical Center line faculty. Fifty-six percent of the faculty have earned tenure. Faculty at Stanford are expected to be among the best teachers and researchers in their fields. There are 314 faculty members appointed to endowed chairs. Twenty-three Stanford faculty have won the Nobel Prize since the university's founding.

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