Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor (Tenure Track) in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is part of an exciting, multi-year, interdepartmental hiring program at Indiana University to recruit excellent tenure-track faculty. We seek outstanding applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a visible, externally funded research program. Primary teaching responsibilities will be consistent with the expertise of the successful candidate and will include both graduate and undergraduate courses. We anticipate making multiple hires this year and more in coming years to address research priorities in the following areas (click on themes below for more information and for application links):
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level to start in fall 2024. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. We anticipate making one hire to address research priorities in measurement science, including but not limited to analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics, and biochemistry, but outstanding applications in any subfield of chemistry will be considered, especially those that would increase the diversity of our faculty.
Appointment will be made in the Department of Chemistry.
We are particularly interested in researchers working in the areas of quantum information theory, simulation, sensing, and materials. Candidates who conduct research that complements our activities in atomic/molecular/optical physics, quantum simulations, quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning, materials chemistry and condensed-matter physics, experimental and computational photonics, and ongoing efforts within the interdepartmental Quantum Science & Engineering Center and multi-institutional Center for Quantum Technologies, will be given preference. We encourage applications from scholars who apply interdisciplinary perspectives across a variety of these domains.
Experimental chemistry that interfaces with microelectronics, including but not limited to spintronics, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, imaging and spectroscopic probes of correlated electrons in quantum materials, and energy-matter interactions. (Chemistry)
Microelectronics design for complex systems, heterogeneous integrated devices, artificial intelligence, multimodal sensing, high-performance computing, radiation-tolerant systems, extreme environments, and biomedical and nanotechnological applications. (Intelligent Systems Engineering)
Experimental physics that interfaces with microelectronics, including but not limited to relevant activities, such as integrated circuit design, system-on-chip, heterogenous computing, radiation tolerance, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as applied in condensed matter physics, quantum information, nuclear physics, particle physics and astrophysics. (Physics)
Broadly defined interdepartmental research theme to include aspects of synthesis, metabolomics, and transcriptomics.
Outstanding applications in any subfield of chemistry or related areas will be considered, especially those that would increase the diversity of our faculty. Appointments may be made in the Department of Chemistry or in other departments, depending on the expertise of the candidate. Joint appointments between relevant departments may also be considered.
Review of applications will be ongoing. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of future research plans, teaching statement, diversity statement (1-2 pages about the candidate’s past, present, and future contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion), and contact information for references. The cover letter may include a description of other experiential knowledge that they feel is not conveyed in other parts of their application. Application materials may be submitted using the links provided in the list above. More information about the application expectations, including the evaluation rubric, can be found below.
Questions regarding these positions or the application process can be directed to Professor Steven Tait, Department Chair, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discriminations based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
In cases of candidates that would be eligible for a conditional offer of employment with tenure (usually Associate or Full Professor appointments), before such an offer is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
- Cover letter: Provide introduction and overview of key parts of application. Candidates may include, if applicable, a description of other experiential knowledge that they feel is not conveyed in other parts of their application. Experiential knowledge is understanding and expertise that emerge from life experience rather than from formal education or professional training. This information is not necessary in every application, but may be helpful for candidates with non-traditional career paths.
- Curriculum vitae: The CV should include information about education, professional appointments, research experience, publications, funding, and other relevant professional achievements and experience.
- Summary of future research plans: Typically 3-7 pages in length. Figures are often helpful. Please include references to relevant literature, but a comprehensive reference list is not expected. Candidates often organize the research plans by identifying three to four research directions or thrusts, which helps to organize the presentation and separate research directions of varying subtopics and risk levels.
- Teaching statement: 1-2 pages about your approach to teaching.
- Diversity statement: 1-2 pages with a description of how you would contribute to building a welcoming and inclusive environment in the research lab and classroom. You may include specific examples about your past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career.
- Contact information for three letters of recommendation (for assistant professor candidates) or for six letters of reference (for associate or full professor candidates).
Applications must be submitted through the IU application system using the link above that is most relevant to the research specialty of the candidate (if other areas, please use link for measurement science). Review of applications will be ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled.
Candidates judged to be outstanding will be invited for an online video conference interview, which will consist of a brief research presentation and short interview with members of the search committee. Specific instructions for the video conference interview will be provided to selected candidates. Some of those candidates will subsequently be invited for an on-site interview in Bloomington, Indiana. All reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the university. The on-site interview in typically a 1 ½ day visit consisting of a public seminar by the candidate, a separate presentation of research proposals to a smaller group of faculty, and interviews with many of our faculty and administrators.
Key evaluation criteria (essential criteria for every candidate)
- Fits with departmental research priorities (see list above)
- Potential to improve diversity, inclusion, and climate
- Potential for or evidence of scholarly impact
- Potential for or evidence of research productivity
- Potential for or evidence of external research funding
- Potential for or evidence of effective student mentoring
- Potential for or evidence of effective classroom teaching
Other considerations (these are not expected of every candidate, but, if applicable, may strengthen an application)
- Potential for or evidence of collaboration
- Potential for or evidence of impactful professional service
- Potential for or evidence of effective community outreach
- Experiential knowledge that enhances research or education potential
- Potential to become a conscientious university community member