University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Physical Chemistry Faculty

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, United States

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for two positions in the Physical Chemistry division of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Experimental Physical Chemistry, Assistant Professor; Theoretical/Computational Chemistry, Assistant Professor [R0119855]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Experimental Physical Chemistry
The new faculty member will be expected to: a) contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching in Physical Chemistry, b) develop a vigorous externally-funded research program in an area of Experimental Physical Chemistry (in particular in materials research and/or surface science), c) engage in service to the University and community, and d) mentor undergraduate and Ph.D. students in research.
Theoretical/Computational Chemistry
The new faculty member will be expected to: a) contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching in Physical/Computational Chemistry, b) develop a vigorous externally-funded research program in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry (all areas will be considered), c) engage in service to the University and community, and d) mentor undergraduate and Ph.D. students in research.

The new faculty members will primarily teach undergraduate Physical Chemistry I, II, III, General Chemistry, and graduate level special-topic classes in the area of Physical and/or Computational Chemistry.

Applicants for both positions should have a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Physics, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidates must possess a proven record of research accomplishments and post-doctoral research training or equivalent research/industrial experience.

Salaries competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Positions are contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, a concise description of the research that you would propose to conduct at UNLV (not to exceed three pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each aspect described in the Qualifications section; this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although the position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 29, 2020, and best consideration will be given to applications submitted prior to that date. Applications should be addressed to Professors Naduvalath and Heske, Search Committee Chairs, and are to be submitted online (we do not accept emailed materials). For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

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