Tenure-Track Faculty Position
The Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member with research interests in areas broadly defined as materials chemistry. Example areas of interest include but are not limited to: (i) renewable-energy materials (e.g., those with potential application to solar cells, batteries, etc.), (ii) sustainable materials (e.g., biodegradable polymers, polymers derived from renewable resources, etc.), (iii) nanostructured materials, and (iv) biomaterials. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the synthesis/characterization (“makers”), analysis/spectroscopy (“measurers”), or computation/theory (“modelers”) of materials (or any combination thereof). We aim to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level but consideration will also be given to outstanding applicants at the Associate Professor level. CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research that impacts society and addresses global problems, while maintaining an emphasis on scholarly excellence. Twenty-eight research active faculty representing all major areas of chemistry comprise the Chemistry Department at CSU.
This new position is part of a cluster hiring effort in Materials Science launched in the College of Natural Sciences. As part of this effort, the Department of Physics will also conduct an independent faculty search; information about that position can be found at http://cns.natsci.colostate.edu/employment/Physics/. Candidates whose research interests complement those of the current Chemistry Department faculty (see individual faculty interests at http://www.chem.colostate.edu) and/or the new hire in Physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Many opportunities for collaboration exist with the Chemistry faculty, across the College of Natural Sciences and the University. Of the current faculty, 17 individuals from all four of the traditional areas of Chemistry are formally associated with the Materials Program. The Central Instrument Facility housed within the Chemistry Department has ca. $4M in state-of-the-art equipment available for materials characterization (http://www.chem.colostate.edu/facilities/cif).
Information on the city of Fort Collins can be found at http://www.fcgov.com
The appointed individual is expected to: 1) develop and maintain an internationally-recognized research program within the framework of her/his individual areas of interest and expertise and consistent with the goals and objectives of a university environment; 2) actively participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department chair; 3) participate in department and university administrative governance and advising functions as deemed appropriate by the department chair; 4) continue development of her/his own scholarly activities and professional capabilities; and 5) adhere to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated by the University’s Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual http://www.facultycouncil.colostate.edu/files/manual/table.html.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of truly outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.
August 2013 or as appropriate.
Applications completed by October 15, 2012 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials of semifinal candidates, including letters of references, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Chemistry.
Complete applications will include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references. Applications should be submitted online at: http://cns.natsci.colostate.edu/employment/Chemistry/. Questions should be directed to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, email@example.com
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