Asst Professor - Functional Materials and Complex Matter

Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad areas of Functional Materials and Complex Matter to begin in the Fall of 2018.

Overview of Job Duties:

The successful candidate is expected to develop an active program focused on the synthesis and/or properties of materials with novel and/or useful optical, electrical, magnetic, reactive, catalytic, thermal, and mechanical properties, among others. Successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field; candidates in all traditional and emerging sub-fields of chemistry will be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on October 31st; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Statement of Research Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Research).

5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10167 - Chemistry & Biochemistry

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: David Walba

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739633