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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Materials Chemistry

Apply now Job no: 495634
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Chemistry
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty


About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is embarking on a strategic hiring
program enabled by a $102M investment in the new Physical Sciences Building and a $45M investment in the
University’s core facilities. We are seeking talented applicants for two tenure-track faculty at the Assistant
Professor level to begin September 2019 or thereafter. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified
candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We seek applicants who will develop or continue vigorous
research programs in the areas of synthetic materials chemistry and/or characterization of materials/interfaces.


A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field is required.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (identifying past experiences and future goals), and the names and contact information of three references on-line at:

Additional Information:

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of Chemistry’s website ( for further information. All questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Search Committee Chairs at Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 5, 2018 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To view the College of Natural Sciences statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, visit


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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