Koç University, a foundation-supported, non-profit institution of higher education in Istanbul, Türkiye, invites applications for tenure track junior faculty positions in the fields of polymer chemistry/science and computational chemistry that will complement the current research activities of the Chemistry Department. Outstanding individuals with an exemplary research and publication record and a strong, visionary research agenda are encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral or industrial R&D experience is required. The appointment will commence in September 2024.
The Department of Chemistry at Koç University is a robust and dynamic community, featuring faculty members recruited from leading institutions worldwide and fostering top-tier undergraduate and graduate students. The environment is both supportive and intellectually stimulating.
Koç University is dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching, and is ranked 1st in Türkiye and 55th globally in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023. Koç University fosters an outstanding interdisciplinary research environment for the faculty members and houses state-of-the art central facilities and multidisciplinary research centers. Koç University as a leading Research University in Türkiye and a center of excellence is hosting 28 out of 48 European Research Council (ERC) Grant recipients in Türkiye and received the largest total amount of research funding from Horizon 2020 in the nation. Faculty members in Turkish Universities are eligible to apply for European Union Marie-Curie Actions and Turkish Science Foundation TUBITAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program.
Successful candidates will be expected to build and sustain a globally competitive, externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research and assume service roles.
The medium of instruction is English. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Side benefits include housing aid, health insurance and financial support for K12 education of candidates' children.
Applications should be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org and should consist of the following materials:
(a) cover letter (including a summary of past and ongoing research)
(b) curriculum vitae and publication list,
(c) research plan,
(d) teaching statement, and
(e) three letters of recommendation.
Applications submitted by March 1, 2024 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the positions are filled.