Message to Applicants for Chemistry Faculty Positions

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position in any area of chemistry or biochemistry (including analytical, chemical biology, education, inorganic, materials, organic and physical) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. The position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level; but applicants at all levels of professor rank will be considered. This position will be a University-year appointment (9-months academic year salary with summer salary supported by research funds). Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and to excel in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.


Welcome to the University of Michigan and the Department of Chemistry!

The University of Michigan - widely regarded as one of the nation's finest research institutions - is an energetic and diverse community of students, scholars, researchers, scientists and artists. Each year, more than 35,000 people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are drawn to the University by its reputation for research and scholastic innovation and excellence, academic accomplishment and artistic freedom.

The Department of Chemistry presents unrivaled opportunities for research in traditional fields (analytical, chemical biology, education, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry) as well as in a variety of interdisciplinary areas. The facilities and resources of the Department of Chemistry reflect the Department’s commitment to research and education. Three connected buildings house the Chemistry Department’s classrooms, research labs, and faculty offices. At 185,000 ft2 of assignable space, the UM chemistry complex is one of the largest academic research facilities in the country. Research space is custom-designed for needs of the individual faculty research programs. The Department and University house extensive research support infrastructure including laboratories for mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, surface analysis, single molecule microscopy, microfabrication, and computational chemistry. Many specialized facilities are also available throughout the building including cleanrooms, cold rooms, a -20 degree C freezer room, cell growth and tissue culture rooms, autoclaves, a hydrogenation facility, and a polymer characterization laboratory. Knowledgeable support staff members provide service in instrument fabrication, electronics and glass blowing. As important as these facilities are, the most valuable resource for launching your career is our faculty and students who provide an outstanding level of skill, dedication, support, and enthusiasm.

The department is also a recognized leader in education innovation having won several university and international awards for new programs. Our goal is for our new faculty members to excel in both research and teaching.

We welcome your application and assure you that it will be given the utmost attention by the search committee members.   The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer. The search committee may correspond with you directly after its initial review of all applicant files.

I wish you continued success in your scientific career, and thank you again for submitting an application for a faculty position in our Department.

Robert T. Kennedy, Chair, Department of Chemistry
Hobart H. Willard Distinguished University Professor


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.

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