Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University

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Position ID:OSU-Chem-Biochem-THEORCHEM [#7918]
Position Title: Theoretical chemist in the general area of Chemical Dynamics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Starting Date:2016/09/12
Appl Deadline:2016/10/31 finished (posted 2016/09/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Description: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of theoretical physical chemistry. A theorist who can advance the fields of energy and sustainability, materials and manufacturing, drug design for infectious diseases, or data analytics will overlap with many discovery focus areas at Ohio State. The successful candidate may be at the junior level, but senior targets of opportunity will be considered. Increasing faculty diversity and overlap with Discovery Theme research areas will be important factors in selecting a successful candidate.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in theoretical or physical chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates with research interests in the broad area of chemical dynamics and molecular interactions, nano-scale and macromolecular properties, and condensed-phase dynamics are of particular interest. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. 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.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to 10/31/16 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to

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).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
100 W 18th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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