Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for several Visiting Assistant Professors / Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows (TPF). The TPF will conduct research in association with faculty research groups in areas of theoretical/computational and experimental chemistry, based on their research interest. Half of the TPF time will be devoted to teaching and developing undergraduate chemistry classes, directing laboratory classes and mentoring undergraduate students, and half to conducting research. These positions are well-suited for scientists who wish to prepare for a career of teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience in first-year chemistry and/or associated lab courses.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
  • Attend meetings and prepare materials for teaching.
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
  • Evaluate student coursework.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
  • Participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department including attend seminars and workshops, and present research results.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • For those interested in coputational research an ideal candidate would have a PhD in coputational chemistry/biophysics or a related discipline. We expect a solid chemical and/or biophysical background, a good grasp of statistics, and data analysis techniques. In addition, experience with quantum chemistry and ab initio quantum simulation methods will be beneficial. Experience with programming and scripting languages and familiarity with various molecular modeling packages (NAMD, Gromacs, Charmm, CPMD, CP2K, NWChem etc.) and with the UNIX/Linux operating system will be a significant advantage.
  • For those interested in experimental research an ideal candidate would have a PhD in any subdiscipline of chemistry with significant laboratory experience. We expect a solid chemical background and skill in experimental chemistry that is complementary to existing areas of strength within the department. Research areas of particular interest include electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry or drug discovery using structural, biochemical, and high-throughput screening approaches, however we will consider creative candidates who show promise in any subdiscipline.
  • Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking.

Application Process


The Application Process begins by completing our online application at . Applicants must also include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement of research interests, and a one-page diversity statement on how diversity has influenced your teaching, scholarship or mentorship. Please use the additional documents feature in our hiring system to attach and submit these items.


Direct any questions to the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry at




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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