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Faculty Positions
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The Department of Chemistry, at The Pennsylvania State University, seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry. Both junior and senior candidates are encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research accomplishments, an innovative future research plan, and be capable of achieving teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry offers a stimulating environment that supports cutting-edge research in both traditional and interdisciplinary areas, including a 177,000 square foot chemistry research building on the University Park campus, excellent shared instrumentation facilities, and close interactions with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Materials Research Institute, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Institute for CyberScience. As a college, the Eberly College of Science takes an active role in building a talented and inclusive workforce. Applicants should possess a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in their department and college. In addition to completing a Penn State application, an application must be submitted at The application materials should include a cover letter, current CV, one-page diversity and teaching statements, and statement of research interests that includes a ~1 page summary and 3 proposals of ~2-4 pages each. For more information on the Penn State Chemistry Department and the application process, visit Applicants will also need to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Review of completed applications will begin on September 16, 2019, and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Apply Now!


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Institutes and Centers

Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry actively participate in several interdisciplinary institutes and centers at Penn State. These collaborations strengthen the research program at Penn State and provide additional training opportunities for our graduate students.


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