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Assistant Professor - Chemistry in Sustainability (23FA1066)

Rutgers, The State University of NJ
Camden, New Jersey
Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University – Camden invites applications from a diverse group of candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, which is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2024. This tenure-track position is at the Assistant Professor level and is open to scientists whose research interests address issues pertaining to broad aspects of Sustainability. We are particularly interested in individuals whose sustainability research encompasses areas such as green chemistry, environmental chemistry, polymer science, energy or battery chemistry, renewable materials/biomaterials, bio-inorganic, organometallic and computational chemistry. The research on sustainable forensic technologies or environmental forensic sciences are also encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in the Chemistry Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester, with possible course releases for administrative duties and well-funded research. Collaborative opportunities outside of the Department are encouraged and are available with science faculty affiliated with the Center of Computational and Integrative Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Forensic Sciences and Biology. 

This search is part of a Strategic Cluster hiring at Rutgers-Camden in the area of sustainability and is supported by funds from the Rutgers Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative. As such, the successful candidate is also expected to be an active participant in the sustainability cluster and its associated activities such as program development and community awareness. Establishment of the cluster hiring will advance academic diversity, equity, and inclusion, and promote diversity and cultivate talents from underrepresented groups.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences or a related field such as Material Science, Chemical Engineering, etc. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching that incorporate a chemical approach to Sustainability application. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in field-relevant academic journals as appropriate for this stage of career; research that targets such publication venues; presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; current and past awards; and strong endorsements by referees who maintain national stature in their sub-disciplines. Evidence for excellence will be provided through strong letters of reference; a research statement; and a teaching statement.   All applicants MUST apply on the UHR Website:

Required documents:
Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) teaching statement, (3) name and contact information for three references, (4) a research statement outlining current and future research interests. The research statement must discuss the impact of current and future research on Sustainability. (5) A statement to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Applications missing a DEI statement will not be considered.

If you have any question about this position or the program, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Jinglin Fu ( ).

Overview of School and Environment:
Rutgers University-Camden is a branch campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Rutgers University-Camden offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including arts and sciences, business, law, nursing, and more. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. As part of the Rutgers system, it shares the university’s commitment to academic excellence and providing students with a comprehensive and diverse educational experience.

The Department of Chemistry ( is ACS accredited, with faculty engaged in research, mentorship, and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. The department services approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, biology, physics, nursing, health sciences, and forensic sciences.

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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