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.
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 antiferro magnets
• 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
• In homogeneity and charge modulation in unconventional superconductors
• Studies of dipolar bosons in lattice systems
Additional information on the department is available at:
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.

Application Instructions:
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account and submit materials at You will be able to upload the
following documents, which are required for consideration:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Statement of research plans (not to exceed three pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and summary of teaching experience and interests (not to
exceed three pages)
• Statement describing contributions and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in
their academic activities (not to exceed two pages)
• Three letters of reference
Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021.
Applicants’ diversity, equity, and inclusion statements should detail how their scholarship and teaching
will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds and
further Clark’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Luis Smith, Chair, Materials Science
Search Committee at

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