Tenure-line Assistant Professor position in chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to start in September 2019. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary fields involving chemistry will be considered. This position may focus on areas of organic and inorganic chemistry.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop innovative, externally-funded research programs. The Department seeks to attract and promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) by date of appointment.

Please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/53888 for details and to apply. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests, and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2018. Please direct all other correspondence to chemsrch@uw.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Samantha Robinson to join instructional faculty

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Samantha Robinson will join the Department of Chemistry as Lecturer, with a focus on introductory-level courses in general and organic chemistry.

Dr. Robinson received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Iowa. She then received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington, where she studied inorganic synthesis with Prof. D. Michael Heinekey. Following a year of postdoctoral research at the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Robinson joined the faculty at Seattle Pacific University. As an assistant professor, Dr. Robinson taught lecture and laboratory courses in general chemistry and upper-division inorganic chemistry, with significant curriculum and course development contributions in those areas.

We look forward to having Dr. Robinson join us in September as our fifth lecturer, following the recent departure of Dr. Jasmine Bryant.

David Ginger, Sotiris Xantheas elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Professor David Ginger and Affiliate Professor Sotiris Xantheas are among the 29 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their “outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.” The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, and works to increase the role and visibility of science in the State of Washington. The new members, elected based on their achievements, will be inducted during the academy’s eleventh annual meeting at the Seattle Museum of Flight on September 13, 2018.

  • David S. Ginger, Jr., Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington, “pioneered the application of scanning probe and multimodal microscopy to study the optoelectronic properties of thin film semiconductor materials including organic semiconductors, quantum dots, and halide perovskites.”
  • Sotiris Xantheas, Laboratory Fellow, PNNL and Affiliate Professor of Chemistry, UW-PNNL Distinguished Faculty Fellow, “is renowned for his physical chemistry research involving the nature of intermolecular interactions in aqueous clusters and liquid water/ice. He has served the scientific community through participation in Department of Energy and National Science Foundation workshops and advisory committees, where he has focused on computation’s role in addressing topics such as advanced materials, catalysis, and carbon management.”

As the WSAS noted in their press release, of the 29 new members, 16 were elected directly by the WSAS membership, while the other 13 reflect “a re-doubling of WSAS’s efforts to invite members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine living in Washington State to serve as members of our Academy.” Professors Ginger and Xantheas were among those directly elected by the WSAS membership, which has a total of 286 members including those newly elected.

For more information about Prof. Ginger and his research, visit his faculty page or his research group website.

For more information about Dr. Xantheas and his research, visit his faculty page or his PNNL staff page.