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The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to begin as soon as the fall semester of 2021. Outstanding candidates with expertise in theoretical chemistry who are focused on using data analytics or data-intensive methodologies aimed at complex chemical problems, including, but not limited to metabolism, drug design, materials science, high-level electronic-state calculations, or excited-state dynamics problems are particularly sought. The duties of the position include conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, applying successfully for extramural research grants, teaching assigned courses, including general and physical chemistry, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. This position will be primarily in the Department of Chemistry with a joint appointment in a second department (possibly in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, or Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts and Sciences, in the McKelvey School of Engineering, or in Washington University School of Medicine) to help foster interdisciplinary research and the development of innovative programs. This hire is part of the Washington University in St. Louis Digital Transformation Initiative (https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/digital-transformation-hiring-initiative).
Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise summary of research accomplishments to date (2-3 pages in length), 2-3 concise research proposals (each ~2-3 pages in length), a brief teaching statement (~1 page or less); and a diversity statement that describes values, experiences, and plans relevant to attaining inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service (~1 page or less). These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to Interfolio.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of chemistry or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Expertise in theoretical chemistry.
Focused on using data analytics or data-intensive methodologies aimed at complex chemical problems, including, but not limited to metabolism, drug design, materials science, high-level electronic-state calculations, or excited-state dynamics problems.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.