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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Inorganic Materials Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking applications from candidates who can establish a strong research and instructional program in any area of inorganic solid-state materials chemistry starting August 2021. Possible research areas include (but are not restricted to) synthesis of functional materials, solid state device fabrication and characterization, study of interfaces in devices, advanced spectroscopy, and computational materials design. Applicants at disciplinary interfaces who could interact with quantum research and technology, photovoltaic research, advanced radar research, or weather research are particularly encouraged. Instructional contributions are one course per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in inorganic or related fields.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Physics, and preferably postdoctoral research experiences. Applications consisting of a cover letter, a research plan (max 5 pages), a current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a statement of teaching experience and plans (max 1 page), and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/81521. The review of applications will start by January 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. There will be a preliminary remote screening process to arrive at a final list of candidates. Top candidates will be informed about the next steps (virtually vs in-person), subject to changes depending on the developments concerning the ongoing global pandemic.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.
 

Department of Chemistry Research Support Services (RSS)

The Dept. of Chemistry RSS employs 7 Ph.D. scientists and technicians that are responsible for the training of students, postdocs and faculty in the use of departmental instrumentation (NMR, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography facilities etc.). Additionally, the RSS also provides access to a fully-equipped electronics shop and glassblowing laboratory staffed by 3 full-time technicians who help with design and manufacture of custom laboratory equipment.

The Chemical Crystallography Laboratory has both macromolecular (https://www.ou.edu/structuralbiology/cobre-core-facilities/mcl) and small molecule X-Ray (https://ou.edu/cas/chemistry/xray) structure facilities, and provides both student training and analytical services to researchers. Our Chemistry & Biochemistry Bioinformatics Core (CBBC, https://www.ou.edu/cas/chemistry/research/research-support-services/chemistry-and-biochemistry-bioinformatics-core) provides data analysis from genomics, proteomics, or other projects to help drive research forward. The Magnetic Resonance Facility offers NMR and EPR measurement capabilities (https://www.ou.edu/cas/chemistry/research/research-support-services/magnetic-resonance--nmr-and-epr-). The OU Mass Spectrometry Core Facility operates, maintains and services numerous mass spectrometers and ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatographs (UPLC). The facility provides a broad range of services including: for-fee sample analysis, user-run open-access instrumentation, teaching, education, consulting, and collaborative research projects (https://www.ou.edu/cas/chemistry/research/research-support-services/mass-spectrometry). Finally, the OU Protein Production Core Facility (PPC) facilitates the expression and purification of proteins in sufficient quantity and purity for X-ray structure determination (https://www.ou.edu/structuralbiology/cobre-core-facilities/ppc).


University of Oklahoma (OU) Core Research Facilities

The Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory at OU houses high resolution scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopes (from Zeiss, JEOL, Hitachi), and Leica and Olympus confocal microscopes (https://www.ou.edu/microscopy).

Microfabrication Research and Education Center at OU is a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility that offers 3360 sq. ft. of class 10,000 general and class 1000 photo lab cleanroom space. The facility is equipped with tools including sputtering systems, plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition system, spin coaters, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), evaporators, four probe station, dry boxes, microscopes, profilors, a plasma asher etc. that enable fabrication of optoelectronic devices (http://cleanroom.ou.edu/).

OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER, https://www.ou.edu/oscer) features the largest supercomputing system in the state of Oklahoma with 500+ compute nodes, 12,000+ CPU cores, 50+TB RAM, 500+TB of user storage, and a peak speed of 400+ TFLOPs. In addition, Oklahoma Petastore can be used to safely archive the large-scale research data from research projects.

The newly-established Center for Quantum Research and Technology (CQRT, https://ou.edu/cqrt) at OU is committed to make significant advances in the field of quantum science and technology and to establish partnerships with industry.

The Oklahoma Photovoltaics Research Institute (https://okpvri.okstate.edu/) is a statewide consortium focused upon education and research programs related to next generation solar cells. This multidisciplinary Institute comprises of faculty members (both experimental and theoretical) from Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering from all three major research Universities in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Tulsa, in addition to industrial partners within the state.