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Tenure Track Position- Colorado State University

The Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, located in Fort  Collins, CO, seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member with research  interests in areas broadly defined as materials chemistry. Example areas  of interest include but are not limited to: (i) renewable-energy  materials (e.g., those with potential application to solar cells,  batteries, etc.), (ii) sustainable materials (e.g., biodegradable  polymers, polymers derived from renewable resources, etc.), (iii)  nanostructured materials, and (iv) biomaterials. We welcome applications  from candidates with expertise in the synthesis/characterization  ("makers"), analysis/spectroscopy ("measurers"), or computation/theory

 ("modelers") of materials (or any combination thereof).   We aim to fill

 this position at the Assistant Professor level but consideration will  also be given to outstanding applicants at the Associate Professor  level.

  This new position is part of a cluster hiring effort in Materials  Science launched in the College of Natural Sciences.  As part of this  effort, the Department of Physics will also conduct an independent  faculty search; information about that position can be found at Candidates whose  research interests complement those of the current Chemistry Department  faculty (see individual faculty interests at and/or the new hire in Physics are  strongly encouraged to apply. Many opportunities for collaboration exist  with the Chemistry faculty, across the College of Natural Sciences and  the University.  Of the current faculty, 17 individuals from all four of  the traditional areas of Chemistry are formally associated with the  Materials Program.  The Central Instrument Facility housed within the  Chemistry Department has ca. $4M in state-of-the-art equipment available  for materials characterization  (

  CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research  that impacts society and addresses global problems, while maintaining an  emphasis on scholarly excellence.  Twenty-eight research active faculty  representing all major areas of chemistry comprise the Chemistry  Department at CSU.  The Department of Chemistry, ranked in the top 50  chemistry graduate programs by US News, has an international reputation  for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines,  including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and  physical chemistry. Ph.D. graduates receive world-class training,  participate in cutting-edge (and often interdisciplinary) research  projects, and are employed at all levels of academia and industry around  the globe. The faculty also enjoy an award-winning reputation for  teaching excellence. Undergraduate students benefit both from access to  this classroom expertise and from a long tradition of substantive  undergraduate participation in research. The Department's research  efforts are supported by a state-of-the-art Central Instrument Facility  that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.


 Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of  truly outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship.  Postdoctoral  experience is highly desirable.

  Starting Date:

 August 2013 or as appropriate.


 Applications completed by October 15, 2012 will receive full  consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is  filled.  Application materials of semifinal candidates, including  letters of references, will be made available for review by the entire  faculty of the Department of Chemistry.

  Application Procedures:

 Complete applications will include a detailed CV, descriptions of  research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three  references.  Applications should be submitted online at: Questions should  be directed to Chair, Faculty Search Committee,