Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

Position Information

Position Information

Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-Track)
Working Title Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-Track)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F120Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7085
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band No Response
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-Track)

The George Mason University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, within the College of Science, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Physical Chemistry beginning in Spring 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate-and graduate-level physical chemistry. All areas of specialization in experimental physical chemistry will be considered, especially those whose research backgrounds include nanomaterials, metamaterials, spectroscopy, electronic structure determination, crystallography and computational studies. The successful candidate will be expected to secure external funding for research and establish a strong research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, or a closely related discipline, prior to starting this appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral research experience;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality instruction in general, physical, and advanced physical chemistry courses, and their corresponding laboratories;
  • Commitment to conducting research with graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.) and undergraduate students; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F120Az at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a current CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, a research proposal that includes potential student involvement, a detailed startup budget outlining equipment needs for the proposed research projects, as well as a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed to directly from the recommender. Application materials will not be considered complete until all materials have been submitted online and the recommendation letters are received.

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: July 31, 2017
Posting Date 06/27/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Philosophy of Teaching
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of Professional References
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