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Assistant Professor (Inorganic Materials Chemistry)
Oregon State University
Department: Chemistry (SCH)
Appointment Type: Academic Faculty
Job Location: Corvallis
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
Tenure-Track Chemistry Faculty Position at Oregon State University
The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University (OSU) seeks to fill one Tenure-Track faculty position starting in Fall 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of inorganic materials chemistry. We are seeking candidates who are interested in developing innovative inter- or trans-disciplinary research programs to revolutionize sustainable inorganic materials discovery for emerging applications in electronics, energy, and environment. Preference will be given to candidates who will focus on the discovery of next-generation materials for semiconductor industries by employing automated inorganic synthesis through solution-based routes, solid-state reactions, or thin-film deposition and who employ artificial intelligence/machine learning in their experimental research. The Department is home to a sophisticated, digitally enabled continuous flow synthesis system.
The proposed research program should demonstrate proficiency or significant potential to garner national and international recognition with sustainable external grants. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, special topics, and general chemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate is expected to fulfill working, teaching, and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equity and inclusivity for all students, faculty, and staff at OSU. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related scientific field.
To review each job posting and apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement online and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. Apply to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/144147
The College of Science and the Department of Chemistry at OSU are committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for their students, faculty, and staff. One of our primary foci is enhancing recruitment, retention, and success for first-generation, underrepresented racial and ethnic minority, and female students or postdoctoral fellows. In addition, several faculty-led initiatives and committees focus on diversity and inclusivity in the classroom and beyond. To meet these goals, we value involvement in professional societies committed to advancing URMs in STEM (e.g., SACNAS, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science). OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications frommembers of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!
Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We dont wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.
Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about
Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon States beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of Americas best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.
Total Rewards Package:
Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
45% Instruction:This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Chemistry. The normal assignment corresponding to 45% commitment is three courses (on average one course per quarter) per academic year. A "course" is a 3 or 4-credit course that may be a lecture, a lab, or some combination thereof. This position will have responsibility for course design, the composition of the course syllabus, selection of text and other supporting materials, choice of topics and subject matter, fashioning presentations, creating assessment tools, overseeing graduate teaching assistants assigned to the course, and assigning grades. The instruction needs to follow the best practices for diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion. Compliance with University academic regulations is expected.
45% Research:This position will conduct research in their area of specialization in such a manner that attracts national and international recognition and establishes the employees reputation for scholarly excellence. Such activities are expected to include but not be limited to: supervision of students and postdoctoral associates in the execution of research; publication of research results in the peer-reviewed literature; presentation of research results at scientific meetings and conferences and publication of non-refereed papers, web publications, books, and book chapters; filing patent applications; submission of grant proposals and administration of successful grants; compliance with University regulatory policies concerning grants and research.
10% Service:Participation on Department, College, and University committees; participation in training and professional development to maintain a current knowledge of best practices in teaching, mentoring, and interacting with students; in all service roles, advancing the goals of improving diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion; participation in peer review activities; promotion of the profession through outreach and participation in professional societies.
What You Will Need
- Ph.D. in Chemistry or an allied discipline.
- Demonstrable ability or significant potential to conduct scientific research of sufficiently high quality to be published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
- Demonstrable ability to disseminate the results via high-impact scientific publications and conference presentations.
- Demonstrable ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science
- Demonstrable ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Tolerance for diverse ideas, including those different from ones own. Commitment to free and objective inquiry based on a culture of evidence and critique.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Relevant postdoctoral experience.
- Relevant teaching experience in inorganic chemistry and materials chemistry. Demonstrable proficiency or significant potential to obtain external research funding.
- Demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, including the potential for engagement in synergistic interactions with other investigators at or outside OSU.
- Demonstrable interest in outreach and engagement with members of the general public.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Schedule as needed to perform duties, may include some evenings, nights and/or weekend
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (Cover Letter; up to 2 pages). A candidate should express their philosophy to open-mindedness for diverse ideas within the academy including those different from ones own and a commitment to free inquiry based on evidence.
3) Description of research interests and plans (Statement of Research; up to 6 pages).
4) A statement of teaching philosophy and instructional experience (Statement of Teaching; not to exceed 2 pages).
5) A statement on addressing experience and plans on enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at OSU (Diversity Statement; not to exceed 2 pages). A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion can be related to professional work, volunteer work or in ones personal life. The College of Science at OSU values your experience working with or supporting individuals with marginalized identities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, status and others.
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
Letters of Reference will be requested from finalists only. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for three referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.
For additional information please contact: Paula Christie, firstname.lastname@example.org
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/144147
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