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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02284126

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
UWM is among the nation’s major research universities and is one of two centers of doctoral study in the University of Wisconsin system. UWM is a Carnegie “Research 1” institution located in Wisconsin’s cultural and economic center, in a vibrant urban setting on Milwaukee’s northeast side, close to Lake Michigan. It serves more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students with 193 academic programs and about 1,600 faculty and instructional staff and has the most diverse population of any school in the UW System.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is committed to excellence in scholarly research and teaching. It offers four undergraduate degrees, two M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. degree, and consists of eighteen faculty members, three academic staff, eighteen classified staff, four technicians, five post-doctoral fellows and approximately sixty-six graduate students. The faculty members are recognized experts in their various disciplines and are funded by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in computational/theoretical Physical Chemistry. The Department seeks an individual with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in molecular scale theoretical methods, such as first-principles computation, molecular dynamics simulations, or machine learning.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field, and post-Ph.D. research experience (this could be a traditional post-doctoral or similar position). Position responsibilities will include developing an independent extramurally funded research program, establishing collaborations both within the Department and across campus, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in all areas of physical chemistry. Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field by the time of appointment

Previous research done in the area of computational or theoretical Physical Chemistry

Post-Ph.D. training (in traditional post-doctoral fellowship(s) or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications
Strong potential for extramural funding

Demonstrated research productivity

Experience in teaching

Ability to strengthen and/or expand the existing areas of research at UWM

Application Instructions
A complete application will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, (itemized) estimate of startup costs (upload to “Other Document 1”), and three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the on-line system but reference letters can be sent by e-mail to Associate Prof. Jorg Woehl, Search Committee Chair at

This is a continuous recruitment. Consideration of applications will begin on Friday, October 1st, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after Thursday, September 30th, 2021 may not receive consideration. To apply, please see:

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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