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Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry

Clemson University
Hunter 375, Clemson, SC

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Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry

Hunter 375, Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Apr 19, 2022

The College of Science at Clemson University seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the in the Department of Chemistry in the area of Actinide Chemistry. The anticipated start date is on or before January 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach a graduate-level actinide chemistry course, and support other teaching duties within the Department of Chemistry as needed. The candidate will advise MS and PhD students, is expected to develop a high-quality, well-funded sponsored research program, and be recognized within their respective professional field.

Clemson is an R1 Carnegie institution for highest research activity. The Department of Chemistry boasts a collegial, collaborative environment. There are rich opportunities for collaborations at Clemson University across diverse segments of Sciences and Engineering, along with Prisma Health (formerly the Greenville Hospital System) and the Savannah River National Laboratory. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaboration with colleagues within the various departments that comprise the Center for Nuclear Environmental Engineering Sciences and Radioactive Waste Management (NEESRWM). NEESRWM serves as a focal point for research and education in the characterization, evaluation, and remediation of radioactive contamination as well as the evaluation and development of processes for the management of radioactive wastes. The goal of the Center is to conduct research related to the environmental aspects of nuclear technologies and naturally occurring radioactivity and radiation, and in doing so to contribute to the education of graduates who are capable and qualified to take future leadership roles in the nuclear environmental community within South Carolina, the nation, and the world. Additional information on NEESRWM is available at

Clemson University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups, and from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Additional information on Clemson University's diversity and inclusion initiatives can be found at -


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) as well as teaching and/or research experience in one of the following areas: Actinide Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Nuclear Separations, Radioanalytical Chemistry, or a closely related field.

Visa Status – Applicants must have US Citizenship. The department is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and a visa will not be processed.

Application Instructions:

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research plan (max 5 pages), teaching philosophy (max 1 page), a statement describing the candidate’s experience/plans for mentoring diverse individuals (max 1 page), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 24, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Joseph Kolis, Tobey Beaudrot Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Search Committee

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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