Employment Opportunities

Material Chemistry

Two Open Rank Positions Job#16884 – Materials Chemistry

Arizona State University, School of Molecular Sciences, Materials of the Universe  

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University, invites applications for  two open rank positions as full-time faculty, (we anticipate at least one will be at the Assistant  Professor rank), in the broad field of experimental materials chemistry that will connect to and  

support the goals of ASU’s new Center for Materials of the Universe (MoTU) https://materials.asu.edu/MotU. The anticipated start date is August 2022. Both positions are  academic year, benefits-eligible, tenure-track or tenured positions.

Job Description: MoTU brings together people in many disciplines with two main goals: (1) to  discover and understand, from a fundamental point of view, possible materials in the dazzling  variety of planetary environments in our solar system and beyond, and (2) to discover and  characterize new materials with applications to aerospace science and planetary exploration.  Materials under extreme conditions are a unifying theme, including, but not limited to, high  pressure, high temperature, cryogenic and low-pressure conditions, radiation fields,  nanomaterials and systems far from equilibrium. Applications to planetary exploration include,  but are not limited to, materials for energy generation and storage, lightweight and radiation  tolerant materials, and materials for detectors and sensors. Inorganic, hybrid, and organic solid  materials are of interest. Candidates should specifically address the relevance of their proposed  research to MoTU goals.

The successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research  program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach and mentor  effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and  university service.  

Interdisciplinary work is expected, and the candidates will be expected to engage in both  experimental and/or theoretical collaborations across a variety of schools and departments (i.e. Molecular Sciences, Earth and Space Exploration, Physics, and Engineering). The candidates should contribute to collaborative research proposals and publications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Doctorate in a field of science or engineering relevant to chemistry, biochemistry,  physics, biology, earth and planetary science, or engineering of materials by the time of  appointment
  •  Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or  reaching out to diverse communities
  • Proficient record of research accomplishments commensurate with rank


Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated collaborative orientation in and/or experience in interdisciplinary research
  • Documented interest in and relevance of research to MoTU objectives
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous research program with national and  international impact commensurate with rank

To apply, visit: apply.interfolio.com/93830

Materials that you will be required to submit are:

(1) Cover letter (single space, 1 page).

(2) Curriculum Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of  publications, patents and other meaningful demonstrations of impact in the field.

(3) Research Plan: Concise outline of future research that demonstrates how the candidate's  plans align with the goals of the Center for Materials of the Universe at ASU. 

(4) Funding Opportunities: A detailed strategic plan for future identified research (single  space, max 5 pages, excluding bibliography).

(5) Teaching Statement: Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)

(6) Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how past or potential contributions to  diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

(7) References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later  stage of the application and interview process.

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is October 20th 2021. If not filled,  applications will continue to be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.  

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55  faculty members, 100 staff, and 1400 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the  forefront of science and technology innovation and education. SMS influences and impacts  broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of  advanced technology.

The School of Molecular Sciences has a strong relationship with the School of Earth and Space  Exploration (SESE). For more information about SESE, please visit https://sese.asu.edu/. For  more information on The Center for Materials of the Universe, please visit  https://materials.asu.edu/MOTU.  

ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area  and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. SMS is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is  ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the  most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute  (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability  (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences  supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities  and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the  university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for  applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you  to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting  https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/. Learn more about what The  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.  

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a  welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can  strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national  origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and  members of PEER (Persons Excluded due to Ethnicity or Race) groups are encouraged to apply.

Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at  

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination  statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.  

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire  safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online  at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the  report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Polymer Chemistry

Open Rank Search – Assistant / Associate / Full Professor – Polymer Chemistry Job #16896
Arizona State University
School of Molecular Sciences
Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University, invites applications for a full‐time faculty position (open rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the broad field of polymer chemistry that will connect to and support the goals of the recently launched ASU Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing (SM3) at the Biodesign Institute https://biodesign.asu.edu/Research/Centers/Sustainable-Macromolecular-Materials-and-Manufacturing.

The anticipated start date is August 2022. This is an academic year, benefits‐eligible, tenure eligible position. Candidates working in macromolecular and supramolecular science are invited to apply, including synthetic polymer chemistry, physical polymer chemistry, polymerization catalysis, bio-inspired macromolecular design, green chemistry, and enabling structure-property-processing relationships for tailored macromolecular structure.

Job Description: The Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing (SM3) integrates concepts of green chemistry and sustainable engineering practices across the continuum of macromolecular materials innovation to provide the products that are necessary for a sustainable life. SM3 embraces a “molecules to manufacturing to marketplace” paradigm to catalyze innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. SM3 is focused on interdisciplinary innovation, asking researchers to integrate molecular structure with advanced physical property measurements while concurrently designing a sustainable manufacturing process. It is the concurrent design of molecular structure and translational processes with broader impacts that percolates across the center. Our faculty strive to establish a “culture of sustainability” in which the circularity of technology is considered at each step in the discovery process. This culture nucleates creativity and demands more from our researchers than ever before. A successful faculty member will transcend boundaries of science and identify emerging intersections of science and engineering.  The successful faculty member will serve as a core SM3 faculty member, contributing to the convergence of disciplines and the identification of emerging SM3 research pillars.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in professional and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field of science or engineering relevant to synthetic or physical chemistry or macromolecular materials science and engineering by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Proficient record of research accomplishments commensurate with rank

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated collaborative orientation in and/or experience in interdisciplinary research
  • Expertise in emerging areas of polymer science and engineering.
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring
  • Post-doctoral experience or prior faculty appointment
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous research program with national and international impact commensurate with rank


To apply, visit: apply.interfolio.com/94378

Materials that you will be required to submit are:
(1)    Cover letter (single space, 1 page).
(2)    Curriculum Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of publications, patents, and other meaningful demonstrations of impact on the field.
(3)    Research Plan: Concise technical description (single space, max 5 pages, excluding references)
of future research plans that demonstrate relevance to the interdisciplinary goals of SM3.
(4)    Funding Opportunities: Identification of relevant funding agencies with specific programs and a detailed strategic plan to address emerging research priorities at the national level (single space, max 1 page).
(5)    Teaching Statement: Statement of teaching philosophy, specific teaching interests, and a vision for interdisciplinary and innovative teaching practices (single space, max 3 pages, excluding references)
(6)    Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (single space, max 2 pages, excluding references).
(7)    References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process.

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Initial deadline for review of complete applications is November 3rd 2021. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55 faculty members, 100 staff, and 1400 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. SMS influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

The School of Molecular Sciences has a strong relationship with the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). For more information about SESE, please visit https://sese.asu.edu/. For more information on The Center for Materials of the Universe, please visit https://materials.asu.edu/MOTU.
ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. SMS is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.
ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and members of PEER (Persons Excluded due to Ethnicity or Race) groups are encouraged to apply.

Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Lecturer- Gen Chem

Lecturer – General Chemistry AY Job #16781
Arizona State University
School of Molecular Sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for two Lecturer positions with an anticipated start date of August 2022. This is a full-time, nine-month, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position, renewable on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in general chemistry, but may also be asked to contribute to teaching in the organic chemistry or biochemistry programs, depending upon prior experience. Courses may include those in both in-person and online format. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and junior faculty, undertaking unit, college, and university-level service, and developing course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff.

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55 faculty members, 100 staff, and 1900 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. It influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

The School of Molecular Sciences has a strong relationship with the School of Earth and Space  Exploration (SESE). For more information about SESE, please visit https://sese.asu.edu/. For  more information on The Center for Materials of the Universe, please visit  https://materials.asu.edu/materials-universe.  

ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The School is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field by time of appointment
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience
  • Lecturing experience at the college level in an general chemistry or other chemistry or biochemistry courses
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety policies
  • Organizational and communication skills (as evidenced by the completed application materials)
  • Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by included peer and/or student reviews)

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a closely related field by time of appointment
  • Experience in creating curriculum and teaching general chemistry online
  • Record of using active learning and non-traditional models of instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

To apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/88387

Materials that you will be required to submit are:

  1. Cover letter describing interest in this position, and applicable qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
  4. Examples of reviews of teaching in the form of student evaluations and/or evaluations by peers (3 pages maximum)
  5. Statement addressing how your contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
  6. Three reference names and email contacts

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is July 9 2021. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Teaching

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the School of Molecular Sciences accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $13.00 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted year-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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