Chemistry and Biochemistry


Data Analytics/Computational Chemistry


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Data Analytics at the Assistant Professor level, commencing autumn semester 2015. The successful applicant will develop and apply novel computational methods to guide discovery of new functional materials or molecules, and/or understand the properties of complex systems.  The search will consider outstanding candidates in all areas of computational chemistry, but the greatest need exists in either (i) electronic structure theory and dynamics, or (ii) computational structural biology.  Ideal candidates in area (i) would address fundamental questions to enable rational design of new materials, with possible applications in energy harvesting and storage, novel electronic devices, catalysis, or sensing.Ideal candidates in area (ii) would complement and extend existing and emerging experimental methods in biomolecular structure and function, with possible applications in de novo structure prediction, molecular design, or macromolecule-ligand interactions. Ohio State has a strong tradition in theoretical and computational chemistry, with access to excellent computing resources through the Ohio Supercomputer Center ( This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. 



Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to be leaders in methods development but also have strong ties to experiment. A doctoral degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required at the time of application.


Application Instructions

A curriculum vitae, a description of research experience and future plans, a description of teaching interests, a list of publications, and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted to Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously, but to ensure a full review the application materials should be received no later than December 1, 2014.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.