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Assistant Professor of Experimental Organic Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi
Starting salary is $65,000+ (with benefits)
Closing date
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry Physics and Atmospheric Sciences (CPAS) at Jackson State University in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure track faculty position in experimental organic chemistry. This position includes but is not limited to organic materials, molecular electronics, organic polymeric semiconductors, organic photovoltaic, electrolytes in energy storage, biodegradable polymers, biofuels, bioactive molecules, synthetic tissues, and catalysis. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for students to pursue research careers in chemistry and related areas.  Post Doctoral research experience is required.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and sustain a vibrant research program funded externally, serve as effective teachers and mentors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate student education and success.  The target start date is August 1, 2024. Applications should be submitted to

An application should include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current resume including publication record; (3) a research statement/proposal (up to 10 pages); (4) a teaching, outreach, and diversity statement (up to 2 pages); and (5) names and contact information for three references. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Jackson State University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Applications received by April 29, 2024 will receive full consideration. Jackson State University 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 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.


Jackson State Univeristy has one of the top ranked chemistry departments in the country. JSU ranks 3rd in Bachelor's, 2nd in Master's and 3rd in Doctoral degrees in Physical Sciences (mainly chemistry)awarded to African Americans in the country (Diverse Issues in Higher Education). I am a product of the doctoral program at JSU in which I have gained a computational chemistry doctoral degree. The Department has 20 outstanding and diverse faculty members. JSU strives to build the best PhD program which fosters a culture and environment conducive for underrepresented minorities.

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