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Associate or Full Professor Position in Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Inorganic Chemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of inorganic chemistry, defined broadly. Purdue has a tradition of excellence in inorganic chemistry, and is seeking to enhance this preeminence through strategic hiring. The Department is looking to integrate a creative scientist.  This position is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science, comprising the life, physical, and computing sciences—this position comes at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

With 50 full-time faculty, 350 PhD students, and over 300 outstanding undergraduates, the highly-ranked Department is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. The wide-ranging expertise in the Department enables fast and effective responses to interdisciplinary research opportunities, positioning the department as a key partner in many university-wide centers, institutes and initiatives.

Successful candidates are expected to have a doctorate degree in chemistry or a related field, to have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to have already established a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding.  Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12916. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  

Purdue University's Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Professorships in Quantum Information Science

Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy
College of Science, Purdue University

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for up to five positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS). These positions would be at the assistant/associate level with the potential for full professor appointments based on scholarly record.  When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint and interdisciplinary appointments across the College. 

QIS is at the frontier of several traditional research disciplines including condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, information theory, applied math and computer science, and chemistry. QIS strives to harness the unusual quantum mechanical properties of superposition and entanglement to provide breakthrough advances for computing, secure communications, and novel device functionalities.  As such, QIS is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science—Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, computing, and life sciences—these positions come at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

The College of Science is especially seeking to enhance our existing strengths in research at the interface of Chemistry and Physics and growth within Computer Science and Math through strategic hiring of creative scientists to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University. Successful candidates will have research interests that can build a comprehensive suite of capabilities in experimental and/or theoretical quantum computing with superconducting qubits, spins in semiconductors and other condensed matter systems, cold atomic ions, Rydberg, photonic systems chemical physics, or quantum materials. Also of inherent interest for progress in this field are quantum algorithm research and information theoretic analysis. 

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, chemistry, math, and computer science, or other fields related to QIS, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Applicants should submit a letter of application electronically, including their curriculum vita, summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy, to: https://hiring.science.purdue.edu/.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  

All of Purdue University's Departments  are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Biophysical Chemistry

Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy
College of Science, Purdue University

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biophysical Chemistry. Successful candidates will be considered for a joint appointment in Chemistry (nominally 75%) and Physics (25%), and will be offered affiliation with Purdue’s new Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D), established as part of the University’s strategic investment in the life sciences.

Part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science—Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the life, physical, and computing sciences—this position comes at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

Successful candidates will have research interests in biophysical chemistry as related to human health-relevant biological processes, especially those related to inflammation, immunology and infectious disease or similar fields. Ideal candidates will have appropriate training in both physical and biological chemistry and would use modern biophysical methods and integrative biochemical methods to study biological macromolecules. Chemistry and Physics at Purdue together have a strong tradition of excellence in biophysical chemistry and biochemistry, and are seeking to enhance this preeminence through strategic hiring of a creative scientist to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University. 

Candidates must have a PhD in biophysical chemistry, biophysics, physical chemistry, or a related field with outstanding credentials in biophysical chemistry research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach physical chemistry and biophysical chemistry courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11984.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  

Purdue University's Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Physical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
College of Science, Purdue University

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Experimental Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics.

Part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science—Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, life, and computing sciences—this position comes at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

Successful candidates will lead an experimental physical chemistry/chemical physics research program focused on advancing chemical innovation by performing measurements that address research questions of fundamental importance. Purdue has an outstanding tradition in physical chemistry, and the department is looking to integrate a creative scientist into the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University.  With 50 full-time faculty, 350 PhD students, and over 300 outstanding undergraduates, Chemistry at Purdue is one of the largest, most diverse, and most highly ranked departments in the country. The wide-ranging expertise in the Department enables fast and effective responses to interdisciplinary research opportunities, positioning the department as a key partner in many university-wide centers, institutes and initiatives, including an emerging College of Science program in quantum information science. Further, excellent facilities, including our unique research infrastructure in the Jonathan Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation (JAFCI), allow for on-site design and fabrication of next-generation instrumentation. 

Candidates must have a PhD in physical chemistry, chemical physics, or related fields, with outstanding credentials in experimental research, an exceptional track record of publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach physical chemistry courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11987.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  

Purdue University's Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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