Research Assistant Professor

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Research Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, Il

Dec 1, 2021


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor appointment. The research assistant professor will conduct research with a faculty member, their research group, and collaborators on the physical chemistry and ultrafast spectroscopy of water and aqueous solutions. The person hired is expected to initiate and raise funding for an independent project in this area, and will be responsible for the construction and operations of custom ultrafast spectrometers used in this research. The term of the appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in chemistry or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training, in ultrafast spectroscopy is required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research findings clearly to audiences through oral presentations and written work.  

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV;
  • Statement of research interests and future plans;
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s academic jobs website: 

Review of applications will begin January 07, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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