George Mason University
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
The George Mason University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, within the College of Science, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Physical Chemistry beginning in Spring 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate-and graduate-level physical chemistry. All areas of specialization in experimental physical chemistry will be considered, especially those whose research backgrounds include nanomaterials, metamaterials, spectroscopy, electronic structure determination, crystallography and computational studies. The successful candidate will be expected to secure external funding for research and establish a strong research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students.
Completion of a PhD in physical chemistry, or a closely related discipline prior to starting this appointment is required. Preferred qualifications include: experience as a postdoctoral fellow; the ability to deliver high-quality instruction in general, physical and advanced physical chemistry courses and their corresponding laboratories; a commitment to conducting research with graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students; and strong interpersonal skills.
Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F120Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a current CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, a research proposal that includes potential student involvement, a detailed startup budget outlining equipment needs for the proposed research projects, as well as a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the recommender. Application materials will not be considered complete until all materials have been submitted online and the recommendation letters are received.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to the BA and BS (ACS certification) degree in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry. It also offers a five-year BS/Accelerated MS degree. The department also offers a MS and PhD in Chemistry, along with graduate teaching and research assistantship positions, to qualified applicants.