Organic Chemistry - tenure system
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

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Job no: 730751
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Chemistry 10032142
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Student Services/Student Affairs, Advising/Counseling, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Organic Chemistry - tenure system

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry ( in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry. Highly qualified candidates beyond the rank of assistant professor will also be considered. The search is open to candidates in all areas of organic chemistry.

MSU has a rich tradition in organic chemistry, with current faculty expertise in a wide range of areas covering organic synthesis, catalysis, green chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and synthetic biology. The chemistry department is undertaking significant faculty hiring over the next several years to build on current strengths and expand into emerging areas of chemistry. In addition, there are exciting campus wide research initiatives on interdisciplinary science and technology, including health-related research.

Successful faculty candidates shall have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of potential for independent research, and are expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and contribute to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

PhD in chemistry or related field

Minimum Requirements

PhD in chemistry or related field

Required Application Materials

Interested individuals should upload a SINGLE PDF application package at for posting 730751. To ensure a holistic assessment of candidates, we request that applications include:

  1. a cover letter that expresses interest in the described position within the MSU chemistry department.
  2. a curriculum vitae that includes any of the following information, as applicable: a list of publications, grants/fellowships received or approved, awards, contributed and invited talks/presentations, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach.
  3. synopses of research interests and future research plans that also share efforts to further diversity and inclusion within the context of research (typically 2-3 proposals, approximately 2-4 pages each).
  4. a statement describing educational and mentoring approaches and priorities that also outlines efforts to further diversity and inclusion (1-2 pages).
  5. names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted directly by Michigan State University to submit letters of recommendation.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Xuefei Huang, Chair of the Search Committee (

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On



Department Statement

At the College of Natural Science, we use discovery, innovation and our collective ingenuity to advance knowledge across the natural sciences. Through equitable, inclusive practices in research, education and service, we empower our students, staff and faculty to solve challenges in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 9, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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