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Institution:University of Chicago
Department:Institute for Molecular Engineering
Location:Chicago, Illinois
Target rank:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:flexible
Posting date:October 3, 2017
Application deadline:October 1, 2018
Contact: Valerie Mercer
Research areas:Materials


The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) is a unique interdisciplinary institute launched by the University of Chicago in 2011 with the aim of translating molecular-level science into technological solutions with potential societal impact in health care, energy, environmental sustainability and information technology. An independent unit within the university, IME is also affiliated with Argonne National Laboratory, and joint appointment is encouraged when appropriate.

IME invites applications for one or more faculty positions in Molecular Engineering, with an emphasis in soft materials. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, colloidal science, single-molecule characterization techniques for soft-matter systems, hybrid organic-inorganic materials, experimental polymer physics. Please see http://ime.uchicago.edu for a fuller description of the IME and current research activities. We invite applications at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study and have an outstanding research record. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research program and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

To apply, please visit the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/. To be considered for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, please apply to Requisition #03466; for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, please apply to Requisition #03467; and for a position at the rank of Professor, please apply to Requisition #03468. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement. In addition, candidates are requested to provide the names and contact information for three references, who will be contacted separately for letters of recommendation. Review of completed (including recommendation letters) applications will begin on November 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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