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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2016. All areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and theoretical) are open to apply. Research area focus should include either transdisciplinary research that bridges the physical and life sciences or nanoscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students as well as building an original and truly outstanding research program. Please submit all application materials electronically to by September 14, 2015. AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Only electronic application materials will be accepted.

Application Instructions

To apply for the Assistant Professor in Chemistry position, please apply here:

Applications will only be accepted online (see links above). Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files. All required fields are marked with an asterisk and must be filled in before clicking on the “Submit” button. Incomplete applications cannot be saved.

  1. Prepare a separate PDF (3MB max file size) for each of your documents.

    Please save or “print to PDF” all of your individual documents. Alternately, you may scan your documents to PDF. The first method is preferred, however, because it retains text recognition capabilities.
  2. Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references.

    Three references are required.  Please note that your references will automatically be contacted to upload letters of recommendation upon completion of your application.
  3. Submit application.

    When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the online application (see links above). All required fields must be filled in before you click on the “Submit” button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.


To report a problem with the online application process, please send a detailed email to

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