The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Art Krieg Professorship, which will recognize a distinguished scientist who is a leader in their field of research and an innovator in building cross-disciplinary connections between chemistry, engineering, and other related disciplines. The Art Krieg Professor will hold a full-time tenured position at Washington University at the rank of Professor, with a primary appointment in Chemistry and a joint appointment in one of the departments in the McKelvey School of Engineering.
We invite applicants in all areas of chemistry, broadly defined, and especially encourage applications from individuals whose research intersects multiple disciplines within or beyond chemistry. Potential research topics of interest include, but are in no way limited to: AI-enabled drug discovery or protein design, synthetic biology or metabolic engineering, quantum materials, targeted drug delivery, and tools for biomarker discovery and analysis. For more information about our strategic priorities, please consult Washington University’s vision statement (hereandnext.wustl.edu/vision/). The Krieg Professor is expected to maintain an internationally recognized and highly-visible research program, participate in the educational mission of the university through classroom teaching and mentoring of researchers, and perform committee work and other university service.
The Department of Chemistry highly values the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues and contribute to building an inclusive environment. We are committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
A Ph.D. in chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment, as well as an outstanding teaching, service, research, and publication record commensurate with tenure at this rank.
Please apply online via Interfolio.com. See chemistry.wustl.edu for more information about the Department of Chemistry, and engineering.wustl.edu for more about the McKelvey School of Engineering. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or more research proposals, and a diversity statement. The cover letter should explicitly state which how the candidate would likely engage with McKelvey Engineering. Applicants should also provide the names of three references who could be contacted at the finalist stage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 15, 2023. Please direct all other correspondence to: KriegChairSearch@wustl.edu.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.