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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemistry, broadly defined. Both junior and senior candidates are encouraged to apply. While the research focus of the search is broad, candidates whose scientific interests complement those of existing faculty are preferred. Areas of particular interest include analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, and theoretical/computational chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary research in the materials and life sciences, but exceptional candidates across all areas of chemistry will be considered. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research accomplishments, an innovative future research plan, and be capable of achieving teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry at Penn State offers a stimulating environment that supports cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, including a 177,000 square foot chemistry research building on the University Park campus, excellent shared instrumentation facilities, and close interactions with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Materials Research Institute, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete an application form electronically. In addition to submitting the Penn State application, an application, cover letter, current CV, and brief statement of research interests must be submitted at Applicants will also need to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Applicants will be evaluated starting September 15, 2017, and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Penn State is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. For more information on the Penn State Chemistry Department, visit

Sponsors Days 2017

September 11th through 13th.

The Department of Chemistry hosts a three-day on-site recruiting event each fall. This event enables industry recruiters to meet and interview our best students (graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral fellows) for potential employment within their organization. Companies also have the opportunity to interview students from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Materials Research Institute.

In addition to meeting our students, participants also have several opportunities to interact with our faculty. The Chemistry Department at Penn State is a nationally-ranked department with world-renowned faculty, and this program offers companies a chance to learn about cutting-edge chemical research. The event program includes interview opportunities, poster session presentations, networking meals/sessions, and informational sessions.

Registration deadline is June 12, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Lonsinger at (814) 865-9348 or

2016 Chemistry Department Newsletter

In this issue: A Letter from the Department Head, New Faculty Spotlights, Whitmore Laboratory Undergoes Major Renovations, Two Chemistry Faculty Members Receive 2016 Faculty Scholars Medals, 50 Years at Penn State: Steve and Pat Benkovic and Harry and Noreen Allcock, Collaboration Leads to Great Achievement: Amie Boal and Squire Booker, Peter Craig Breen Memorial Award Given for First Time, Interview with a Chemistry Student: Erica Frankel, From the Ground Up: Founding the Chemistry GSA, Freedman Group Makes Outreach Activities a Priority, 2015-2016 Awards, 2015-2016 Donors, Alumni News

2016 Chemistry Department Newsletter

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