Department of Chemistry



Tenure Track Position - University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of Synthetic Organic or Polymer Chemistry, broadly defined, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and requires a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, or a closely related field, and at least one year of post-doctoral research experience. Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and contribute to departmental teaching and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, description of proposed research, and teaching philosophy as a single pdf document to Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system with an enrollment of >21,000 undergraduate and ~6,000 graduate students. The Chemistry Department is in a vigorous growth phase and currently consists of 28 full-time faculty members, ~130 graduate students, and ~220 chemistry majors. The Department offers excellent support facilities including five NMR spectrometers (solution and solid state), four mass spectrometers ranging from walk on to proteomics instruments, a Raman spectrometer, powder and single crystal X-ray diffractometers, and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art polymer characterization laboratory. A competitive start-up package will be provided to supply the successful candidates with the time and funds required to initiate a strong research program. The University, and in particular the Chemistry Department, enjoys strong collaborative research ties to the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). All of our faculty members have unique collaborative research opportunities with ORNL, UTK-ORNL Joint Institutes for Biological Sciences, Computation, Neutron Sciences, and Advanced Materials as well as the Genome Science and Technology School. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Brian K. Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The University of Tennessee
Department of Chemistry
Knoxville, TN 37996-1600

Phone: 865-974-5664