Chemistry and Biochemistry


Novel Materials and Science for Energy Storage (Materials Inorganic Synthesis/Analytical Characterization)


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in one of these two areas: Inorganic Materials synthesis OR Materials Characterization to begin Autumn Semester 2016. 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.



A Ph.D. in inorganic, analytical or related fields are required. Candidates with research interests in the synthesis of materials based on organometallic, bioinorganic and main group chemistry are encouraged to apply. In the area of Analytical Characterization, candidates with research interests in the development and application of state-of-the-art characterization techniques that can advance Ohio State’s commitment in materials/measurement science are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. Priority will be given to those candidates whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.


Application Instructions

Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Complete applications will include the curriculum vitae including publication list, a summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but application review begins October 15, 2015. For further information, contact: Materials/Characterization Faculty Search Committee, c/o Susan Krumm,


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.