Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Job Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Posting Number:

Fac 2014000777



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Job Description Summary:

This is a full-time tenure track position in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science. The position is for a tenure-track open rank faculty position to start Spring 2022. Research expertise is sought in the broadly defined areas of materials/ nanoscience/ col-loids/ surface science, including chemical-mechanical polishing and related applications, and should complement that of current faculty and build on departmental strengths. This position will be part of the “CMP cluster hire,” so it will be expected that the successful applicant will collaborate with the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Physics hires, which may include team-teaching courses related to CMP.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research pro-gram. External funding should be sufficient to support graduate students, postdoctoral students, etc., as needed to support the research effort.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of physical, analytical or surface chemistry, depending on expertise, and will support the department’s undergraduate, MS and PhD programs in Chemistry and Biomolecular Science. The likely course load will be one undergraduate course and one advanced (graduate) chemistry course per year for the first 2 years, then revert to two undergraduate courses and one advanced (graduate) chemistry course per year thereafter. Teaching would also include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the research environment

The candidate is expected to actively participate on Departmental, school and University committees. The candidate is expected to be a leader in his/her professional community, organizing symposia, re-viewing manuscripts and research proposals, and the like.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. with outstanding research potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral research experience.

Physical Demands:

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications received by July 5, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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