Assistant Professor (Inorganic Materials Chemistry)
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 144097
Internal Job Number: P07343UF
The OSU Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Inorganic Materials Chemistry) position.
The incumbent in this position will develop an innovative inter- or trans-disciplinary research program to revolutionize the discovery of sustainable inorganic materials for emerging applications in electronics, energy, and environment. This position includes a preferred focus on discovering next-generation materials for semiconductor industries by employing automated inorganic synthesis through solution-based routes, solid-state reactions, or thin-film deposition and using artificial intelligence/machine learning in their experimental research. The Department of Chemistry is home to a sophisticated, digitally enabled continuous flow synthesis system.
This position aligns with major strategic goals identified in the College of Science's Strategic Plan and the Strategic Plan for Oregon State University that include strategic research investments in the areas of climate science and related solutions, clean energy technology and related solutions, robotics, and integrated health and biotechnology. This position will enhance the existing collaborations between the departments of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Science and partnerships with the College of Engineering
The primary mission of the OSU Department of Chemistry is to provide a program of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in chemistry and to conduct research and scholarly activities focused on areas of chemistry important to human health, sustainable energy, and the environment. The department offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry and has a rapidly growing student body, including ~200 undergraduate majors and ~110 graduate students.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research in disciplines ranging from the physical, chemical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is an essential partner for three of the university's world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Bio- computing.
The College of Science is also committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. Oregon State University's commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU's collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.
The College of Science is deeply committed to upholding the values of anti-racism, diversity, justice, and equity — cornerstones of institutional and scientific excellence. Through our rich collection of people, ideas, and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research, and make discoveries. Our Diversity Action Plan (https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan) informs our work to ensure all have equitable access to succeed in science, work to dismantle systems of oppression, embed equity in everything we do and create a climate of trust, understanding, and inclusion.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in Chemistry or an allied discipline.
Demonstrable ability or significant potential to conduct scientific research of sufficiently high quality to be published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrable ability to disseminate the results via high-impact scientific publications and conference presentations.
Demonstrable ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science
Demonstrable ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Tolerance for diverse ideas, including those different from one's own. Commitment to free and objective inquiry based on a culture of evidence and critique.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Schedule as needed to perform duties, may include some evenings, nights and/or weekend
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.