Professor of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States


Job no: 100407-FA

Work type: Faculty-Full Time

Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:
The Department of Chemistry in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks outstanding applicants with research interests in all areas of chemistry for faculty positions at the tenured and tenure-track levels.


Faculty positions require a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service.


The department is strongly committed to diversity among faculty. Women and candidates from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply.


Principal Duties:
A successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized scholarly research program in their area of specialization, to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to perform professional and university service as appropriate.


Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required.


Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates for the Assistant Professor title must have demonstrated potential for internationally recognized research in their field of specialization.


Tenured candidates must have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Physical Sciences Divisional Committee.


Additional Information:
Applications are being accepted from candidates at all levels and from all areas of chemistry.


Senior-level theoretical chemists, including those specializing in materials science and biophysics, are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered for the Joseph O. Hirschfelder professorship in theoretical chemistry. This position will begin August 2020 or later. Candidates for the Joseph O. Hirschfelder professorship in theoretical chemistry must have extensive experience, a track record of innovation, world-class research accomplishments, and teaching credentials which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Physical Sciences Divisional Committee.


A criminal background check is required prior to start of appointment.




Work Type:
Full Time: 100%


Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)


Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online at


Application materials, including cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, research experience summary, and research (future plans) statement will be required for all applicants. Applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of recommendation.


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 17, 2019. However, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).


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