Message to Applicants for Chemistry Faculty Positions - 2022

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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 (including analytical, chemical biology, education, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical) with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2023. We expect that the position will be filled at the assistant professor level. 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, to excel in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to promote an inclusive scholarly environment, and to commit to building a diverse intellectual community. Furthermore, we seek to nominate outstanding applicants to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Collegiate Fellows program, which supports exceptional scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy.

Review of applications within the department will begin on September 16, 2022.


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 offers exciting 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 U-M chemistry complex is one of the largest academic research facilities in the country. Research space is custom-designed for the 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. Numerous specialized facilities are also available throughout the building, including clean rooms, cold rooms, a –20 °C freezer room, cell growth and tissue culture rooms, autoclaves, a hydrogenation facility, and a polymer characterization laboratory. Knowledgeable and dedicated support staff members provide excellent service in instrument fabrication, electronics, and glass blowing. Finally, the most valuable resource for launching your independent career at UM is our community of scholars, the faculty and students who share their creativity and skill in chemistry to tackle some of humanity’s most pressing problems.

The Department is 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 while demonstrating a commitment to mentoring young scholars, and contributing to the Department’s core values of creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We enthusiastically welcome your application and are eager to learn the new directions you will pursue as an independent scholar. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer. I wish you continued success in your scientific career, and thank you again for submitting an application for a faculty position in our Department.

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

Bart M. Bartlett, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor


Application deadline is September 16, 2022.
Letters of Recommendation deadline is September 23, 2022.


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