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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Req # 03024

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This search is in all areas of chemistry, including the sub-disciplines of inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry, as well as chemical biology. Applicants must apply online to the University of Chicago Academic Career website at and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of research plans, and a one page teaching statement. In your cover letter, please specify one sub-discipline that best represents your research interests. In addition, three reference letters are required. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. At the time of hire the successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.

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Corporate Recruiting

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago welcomes recruiters to directly contact the Department to arrange a recruitment visit which could include not only one-on-one interviews with our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, but also the opportunity for the recruiter to present a talk about their company. Recruiters should contact Melinda Moore at (773) 702-7250 to arrange all aspects of the visit.


Science and Engineering Talent Showcase

What is it? The Science and Engineering Talent Showcase is a continuation of our annual recruiting-focused meeting (formerly called the Industrial Associates Meeting). This forum showcases University of Chicago graduate students and postdocs in chemistry, chemical biology, biophysics, molecular engineering, physics and related disciplines to potential employers in industrial and government settings. Employers have the opportunity to promote their organization and to screen candidates in a variety of one-on-one interactions.


Why the new name? Thanks to our expanding efforts to engage non-academic alliances, we have expanded the program this year to include Physics, the James Frank Institute, and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. We are also excited to announce the launch of an Industrial Affiliates Program, which will foster research-centric industrial partnerships in a variety of ways, including enhanced recruiting services. The IAP and Talent Showcase will be complementary programs in our enhanced industrial outreach efforts.



The next Science and Engineering Talent Showcase will be held on October 27th, 2016. Please contact Jessica Swanson if your organization is interested in attending.