George Mason University
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in physical chemistry beginning Fall 2017. George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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, 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 chemistry, biochemistry, 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 February 14, 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 research proposal with equipment needs and potential student involvement noted, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. The research proposal/research interests and future plans and teaching philosophy documents should not exceed three pages each. Applicants should arrange to have three (3) recommendation letters sent directly from the letter writers to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format, sent to the attention of Physical Chemist Search Committee.
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.