The Department of Chemistry (http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/) in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position with research interests in the development and application of liquid and/or solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Highly qualified candidates beyond the rank of assistant professor will also be considered.

The Michigan State NMR facility has been recently upgraded to include a new 800 MHz instrument with a helium-cooled cryoprobe and magic-angle spinning (MAS) probes, 600 and 500 MHz instruments with nitrogen-cooled cryoprobes, and 400 MHz instruments with MAS probes. The chemistry department is undertaking significant faculty hiring over the next several years to build on current strengths and expand into emerging areas of chemistry. In addition, there are exciting campus wide research initiatives on interdisciplinary science and technology, including health-related research.

Successful faculty candidates shall have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of potential for independent research, and are expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and contribute to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Interested individuals should upload a SINGLE PDF application package at https://jobs.msu.edu for posting 730749. To ensure a holistic assessment of candidates, we request that applications include:

  1. a cover letter that expresses interest in the described position within the MSU chemistry department.
  2. a curriculum vitae that includes any of the following information, as applicable: a list of publications, grants/fellowships received or approved, awards, contributed and invited talks/presentations, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach.
  3. synopses of research interests and future research plans that also share efforts to further diversity and inclusion within the context of research (typically 2-3 proposals, approximately 2-4 pages each).
  4. a statement describing educational and mentoring approaches and priorities that also outlines efforts to further diversity and inclusion (1-2 pages).
  5. names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted directly by Michigan State University to submit letters of recommendation.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. David Weliky, Chair of the Search Committee (weliky@chemistry.msu.edu).

At the College of Natural Science, we use discovery, innovation and our collective ingenuity to advance knowledge across the natural sciences. Through equitable, inclusive practices in research, education and service, we empower our students, staff and faculty to solve challenges in a complex and rapidly changing world.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.