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Chemistry - Two Open Rank Positions

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty Position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) – Chemistry (Job # 17134)

Arizona State University

School of Molecular Sciences


The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) in chemistry and/or biochemistry with an anticipated start date of January 2023 or August 2023. This is an academic year, benefits-eligible, tenure eligible position. Candidates working in all areas of molecular sciences are invited to apply, including chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, computer science and engineering of molecules and materials.


Arizona State University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Molecular Sciences value cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


Job Duties: The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and university service. The candidate should expect to contribute to collaborative research proposals and publications.


Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of ASU and the School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) in research, teaching, and service.   SMS actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from people who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively support individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. SMS and ASU seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  We are committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field of science or engineering relevant to the chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, computer science and engineering of molecules and materials by time of appointment
  • Potential to establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
  • Dedication to teaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success while working with broadly diverse student populations.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the areas of chemistry or biochemistry
  • A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Demonstrated ability to attain research funding
  • A strong record of research accomplishment



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Materials that you will be required to submit are:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of publications, patents, and other meaningful demonstrations of impact on the field.
  • Research Plan: Concise technical description (single space, max 5 pages, excluding references)

of future research plans.

  • Teaching Statement: Statement of teaching philosophy, specific teaching interests, and a vision for interdisciplinary and innovative teaching practices (single space, max 3 pages, excluding references)
  • Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (single space, max 2 pages, excluding references).
  • References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process.


Initial deadline for review of complete applications is February 23 2022. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 70 faculty members, 100 staff, and 2200 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. It influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability,

energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.


ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The School is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute ( ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability ( ), both of which have strong

representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU,

and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty,

staff, and students.


Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting and Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing


A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

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