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Subject: 16.10.25 Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az

Assistant Professor Job #11756
School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS, at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research focus in theory and/or computations of interfacial dynamics and structure with particular focus on catalysis, electrochemical processes, electron transfer, solvent effects, ion transfer, energy transfer, and photon transfer. The successful candidate will become part of a collaborative team of interdisciplinary faculty in SMS focused on expanding our understanding of chemical reactions and catalysis at interfaces such as between materials or macromolecules and solution.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field relevant to chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or materials chemistry by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
  • A strong record of research accomplishments
  • A record of or well-articulated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in theory and computer simulations of interfacial chemical dynamics and structure
  • A strong interest in interdisciplinary research including chemistry, physics, biology and/or materials science
  • Demonstrated understanding of catalytic mechanism in chemistry and/or biology
  • Evidence of a successful postdoctoral experience
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

To apply, please submit the following materials within a single PDF document via the employment application portal at (1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans.

The initial deadline for review of complete applications is Friday, December 2nd. If not filled, a review of applications will continue weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. It has been ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world and the most innovative university in the country. The School of Molecular Sciences (previously the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) currently has 53 faculty with broad interests across the range of molecular and materials science. ASU is home to the Biodesign Institute ( and the Global Institute of Sustainability (, both of which have strong representation from SMS.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASUs full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: and

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