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Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio
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Dec 22, 2023

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Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

Summary of Position
The Division of Chemistry in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Youngstown State University seeks an outstanding inorganic/materials chemist at the tenure-track assistant professor rank with a research specialization that complements the strengths within the department and the college of STEM. Must be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate inorganic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses and to develop and sustain an externally funded research program involving undergraduate, MS students, and Materials Ph.D. students.

The YSU Division of Chemistry in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences is comprised of 12 full-time tenure track faculty, 2 lecturers, 4 staff members, over 50 majors in its BS and BA programs and an active MS program with 14 students. The department is exceptionally well-equipped in research instrumentation, and offers a rich, hands-on ‘learning through research’ experience for its students. As part of the College of STEM, the department also participates in the YSU Ph.D. program in Materials Science & Engineering.

Position Information
Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments, and university officials via university provided tools and resources.

Ability to contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the University community through teaching.

An Institution of Opportunity: YSU inspires individuals, enhances futures, and enriches lives.

As a student-centered university, Youngstown State University’s mission is to provide innovative lifelong learning opportunities that will inspire individuals, enhance futures and enrich lives. YSU inspires individuals by cultivating a curiosity for life-long learning; enhances the futures of our students by empowering them to discover, disseminate and apply their knowledge; and enriches the region by fostering collaboration and the advancement of civic, scientific, and technological development. YSU’s culture of enrichment flourishes in our diverse, accessible, and quality education.

Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday, including some evenings, and the possibility of some weekend days.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Certifications, Training, and/or Licensures: None

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in inorganic or materials chemistry or closely related discipline, by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in synthesis and characterization of novel inorganic compounds or materials.   Applications are particularly encouraged that complement existing Departmental and STEM College strengths in materials, biochemistry, organic and/or physical chemistries, and additive manufacturing.

Supplemental Information

Position start date will be Fall semester 2024 (August 2024).

Please upload all transcripts as one PDF file.

Upload CV to the appropriate required field, the teaching philosophy (2 pages max) to appropriate required field. Upload a proposed research statement (3-5 pages) to the supplemental attachments field (this field will become accessible once the previous required field documents have been uploaded. Then you may choose “Research Statement” from the drop-down menu.)

At time of hire, all candidates must provide official transcripts. Official transcripts must be provided in an unopened, sealed envelope and must bear the embossed or raised college seal, date, and Registrar’s signature.

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