Assistant/Associate Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry - 20350BR
Assistant/Associate Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional
candidates for a tenure-track position in Experimental Physical Chemistry at
the assistant or associate professor level, expected to begin in the Fall of
2022. The Department welcomes candidates with a strong track-record and
research interest in any area of experimental physical chemistry. A desire to
effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected,
and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests is required. A
competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with experience. A
Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field is expected by start date of
We are also particularly interested in qualified candidates who, through their
research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity of the
Department and academic community. Thus, we strongly encourage applications
from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented
in science. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.
before the start of the position.
Founded in 1865, KU is the state's flagship university and as a premier
research institution is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious
Associate of American University (AAU). The university enrolls more than
28,000 students with many top ranked graduate programs. The campus is situated
in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, KS, which
is 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.
1. Participate actively in undergraduate and graduate instruction in
2. Participate in advising both undergraduate and graduate students.
3. Participate in advising and evaluation of graduate students at the Ph.D.
and M.S. levels, including doctoral dissertations.
4. Hold regular office hours
1. Develop and maintain an active, well-funded research program in
experimental physical chemistry or a related field.
2. Publish research findings in appropriate scholarly outlets.
3. Present papers at professional conferences.
1. Participate in the regular academic activities of the Department of
Chemistry, including committee assignments, oral exams, seminars, and student
2. Provide general service to the Department, College, the University, and
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial
relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.
Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in
all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in
accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Condu1ct1.
Evaluation of the requirements will be made through the following: (1)
descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of
application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV,
(3) graduate and post-graduate coursework, (4) publications and conference
presentations in the field, (5) statement of teaching philosophy, experience
in making scientific presentations in physical chemistry, and/or previous
teaching experience, and, (6) information provided from professional
1. Ph.D. in physical chemistry or closely related field expected by start
date of appointment
2. Demonstrable research qualifications in the field of physical chemistry.
3. Well-defined plans for development of a vigorous research program of
national and international repute in physical chemistry or a closely allied
4. Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate
levels in physical and general chemistry.
5. Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate effectively with graduate
students in the context of the research program initiated by the candidate.
Appointment at Associate Professor has the additional required
6. Demonstrated ability to obtain substantial external funding to support
7. A strong record of independent publications.
8. Have documented support of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and
9. Have documented service both internally and externally.
Additional Candidate Instructions
For a complete announcement and to apply online go to
https: // employment.ku.edu/academic/20350BR2. A complete application package
includes: (1) an online application; (2) a cover letter detailing work
experience and education experiences; (3) a CV detailing the candidate's
record of accomplishments and productivity; (4) a research statement; (5)
graduate and post-graduate coursework; (6) a statement of teaching
philosophy; and (7) the names with contact information for three
professional references. Letters of recommendation from the three professional
references will be requested from candidates of interest following an initial
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In
addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution
and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As
a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of
application (response must be within 4,000 characters or less):
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and
implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical
techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until
the position is filled.
Contact Information to Applicants
Search Committee Chair, Cindy Berrie
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
Monday, November 15, 2021
Anticipated Start Date
Thursday, August 18, 2022