Faculty Search: Theoretical Chemistry 

Department of Chemistry

Faculty Search in Theoretical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Rice University seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. We seek faculty members who will develop a dynamic and innovative research program and who will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice University and Department of Chemistry culture of excellence and helping to further our strategic commitments to increase diversity.

Rice’s mission seeks to support and guide a diverse community of learning and discovery by facilitating a campus environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and academic achievement through active engagement with all areas of campus life. The Department of Chemistry supports the mission and has several diversity endeavors in place—Chemistry Graduate Education for Minorities (ChemGEM) and Facilitating Advances in Chemistry for Equity and Transparency for Scholars (FACETS). They both consist of graduate students, staff and faculty and strive to support a diverse community.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those candidates who have been historically underrepresented in academia.

We welcome applicants with expertise in any area of Theoretical Chemistry, and particularly in quantum chemistry, quantum dynamics, and quantum statistical mechanics. Candidates must complete their application through Interfolio, the hiring system for Rice University.

In addition to the application, the following items must be uploaded:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publications List
  4. Research Plan
  5. Statement of Teaching Interests

The Research Plan and Statement of Teaching Interests can briefly address plans for building a diverse and inclusive research group and fostering equitable and inclusive classrooms.

Candidates must initiate requests for at least 3 letters of recommendation during the application process through Interfolio.

Application link: http://apply.interfolio.com/111009

Candidates are encouraged to apply before September 30, 2022, to receive full consideration. Questions can be directed to Prof. Gustavo E. Scuseria (guscus@rice.edu).

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.