Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2023
- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Knoxville, TN
- Faculty Jobs
- Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physical Sciences
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Oct 3, 2022
Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK; https://chem.utk.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a completed Ph.D. degree in chemistry at time of application; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program while also contributing to the department’s missions of service and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Knoxville campus of The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Additional information for this initiative can be found at http://www.utk.edu/diversity.
UTK is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. Faculty in our department have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and benefit from unique facilities both on campus and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). These include the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML).
Ph.D. degree in chemistry completed at time of application; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
Inorganic Chemistry Discipline (such as organometallic, bio-inorganic, solid-state, main-group and f-element chemistry)
All candidates should submit a single pdf document containing the following: (1) Cover letter (maximum 2 pages); (2) Curriculum vitae including, at the end, names and contact information (institutions, phones, emails, and websites if available) of at least three references; (3) Statement of research plans (maximum 10 pages); (4) Brief statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages); (5) Applicants are invited to also include a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); (6) Startup budget (1 page). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to this site. Applicants should apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/112575. Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion
UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.
The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.
As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.
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