Faculty Position


Department of Chemistry - East Lansing, MI



As part of a multi-year, multi-departmental effort to expand and strengthen the research portfolio of Michigan State University in the area of ultrafast science, the Department of Chemistry seeks outstanding candidates for a position at the Assistant Professor level. Individuals with interest and expertise in the application of ultrafast experimental methods to the study of chemical processes in areas including (but not limited to) catalysis, interfacial phenomena, materials, and energy sciences are encouraged to apply. Depending on the nature of the research, a minority appointment in the Department of Physics is also possible.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated an established track record of productivity and evidence of potential for independent research, develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, as well as contribute to the teaching mission of the University at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Review of application materials will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Interested individuals should upload a SINGLE PDF application package (no larger than 5 MB) consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, synopses of research interests and proposed research directions, a teaching statement, degree transcripts, and names and e-mail addresses of three references at https://careers.msu.edu for posting 537314 Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. James K. McCusker, Chair of the Search Committee (jkm@chemistry.msu.edu).

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.