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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
$11,000 - $14,500 per month ($99,000 - $130,500 per 9-month academic year)
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to start in September 2024. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary fields involving chemistry will be considered, including but not limited to physical chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving physical chemistry. University of Washington faculty members engage in innovative and inclusive teaching, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and impactful University and community service. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop outstanding, externally-funded research programs. The Department seeks to attract and promote a diverse workforce to grow the excellence of the University.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in chemistry or a related field by the date of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposals, a teaching and mentorship statement, a diversity statement (see and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to complete applications received by September 30, 2023. Please direct all other correspondence to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


The University of Washington is one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. As the state’s flagship university, we are also the largest public and third-largest overall employer in the State of Washington, with over 25,000 talented individuals primarily located at campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell performing a wide variety of academic, professional, technical, administrative, and support functions. UW employees enjoy excellent benefits and outstanding learning opportunities while contributing to the education and enrichment of over 92,000 students each year. The main Seattle campus of the University of Washington is comprised of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral candidates. The College of Arts and Sciences, which includes the Department of Chemistry, is the University’s founding college; it awards some 60% of the bachelor's degrees and 21% of the doctoral degrees at the University of Washington and is located on the main Seattle campus. Research in the Department of Chemistry is supported by nearly $25M in annual grants and contracts and our undergraduate and graduate programs are among the largest on campus.

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