Assistant Professor, Materials Science

Clark University

Worcester, MA

ID: 7085291
Posted: September 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:
The Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Clark University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on materials science to begin August 2022.

Candidates are expected to develop an active, externally funded, experimental research program in materials science involving graduate and undergraduate students. Research focused on the synthesis of new materials or the chemical modification of existing systems is of particular interest. Candidates are also expected to show promise of excellent teaching in chemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with the ability to teach Introductory Chemistry and advanced chemistry and materials science courses. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline and leadership experience in past or current research projects are required.

This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:
The Carlson School offers both undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology. Student engagement in research is a major focus of both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Some examples of current faculty research in chemistry and physics with the potential for collaborations are:

Studies of charge transport through self-assembled solid polymer electrolytes
Synthesis of low-dimensional antiferromagnets
Solid-state NMR studies of structural order in layered perovskites
Synthesis of phase-change materials for thermal batteries and temperature regulation.
Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of low-dimensional crystalline systems
Inhomogeneity and charge modulation in unconventional superconductors
Studies of dipolar bosons in lattice systems
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Additional information on research in the Physics Department is available at:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.


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