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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry


Applications are invited for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in Physical Chemistry.  Applicants with research in the areas of environmental physical chemistry, energy, catalysis, and materials are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates with outstanding research credentials who will complement existing research strengths and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.  Competitive startup funds will be provided.

Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their background, a curriculum vita with a list of publications, and a summary of their research plans (five pages maximum).  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted via http://apply.interfolio.com/115502 by November 20, 2022. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Inquiries relating to the position should be directed to Prof. Igor Rubtsov, Chair of Search Committee, (irubtsov@tulane.edu; 504-862-8943).

Tulane is a private university with approximately 7700 undergraduate and an equal number of graduate and professional students. The university has 11 schools including Science and Engineering, Medicine, Public Health, Law and Business. The Chemistry Department is a part of the School of Science and Engineering and has strong research ties within the school and with the School of Medicine.


Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral research scientist is sought who has the following skill set for a project that will investigate catalytic H2 formation by Mo sulfide clusters: Broad synthetic experience/know-how in both organic and inorganic synthesis. Familiarity with Schlenk-line techniques and glove box use is desired. The candidate must be familiar with routine methods of separation (e.g., chromatography) and be adept with routine physical methods of characterization, such as NMR, IR and UV-vis spectroscopy. Proficiency in performing and interpreting ab initio quantum mechanical calculations is desirable. Knowledge of how to use electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry), if part of the applicant’s background, would be an advantage. Proficiency in speaking and in listening comprehension of English is essential for consideration.

The position will be met with compensation that is commensurate to experience. Health insurance benefits are included. The position is a one-year appointment that may be renewed subject to mutual agreement. Interested candidates should submit a complete and current CV and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/118729.  Questions may be addressed to Prof. James P. Donahue (donahue@tulane.edu). The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Administrative Program Coordinator


The Administrative Program Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry manages all seminar related activities, events coordination, and website content creation and management. Additional responsibilities include coordination, management and oversight of departmental maintenance services requirements. Also work one day a week in the CIF office.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Adobe PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe, CMS (Content Management Systems), ChemDraw
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific terminology
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others of diverse education and cultural background
  • Ability to establish priorities, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and integrity in the performance of all duties
  • Ability to prioritize and work with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to successfully meet established project deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team and to collaborate effectively with individuals within the University as well as without side contractors
Required Education and/or Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and eight years' program coordination experience, to include events coordination experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree and two years' program coordination experience, to include events coordination.
Compensation Information
This position is a non-exempt, hourly position assigned to pay grade 23. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.
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About the University:

Tulane, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a mid-sized private research university with approximately 8100 undergraduate students. The Chemistry Department is part of the School of Science and Engineering and has 17 research faculty, 4 teaching faculty, approximately 60 graduate students and around 80 undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. More information about the Department of Chemistry can be found on our website: https://sse.tulane.edu/chem. The University is located in the uptown section of New Orleans, on the streetcar line approximately 3 miles from downtown.

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which includes the requirement of a booster when eligible. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.