Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Shanghai (CN)
22 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Chemistry
NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in theoretical/computational chemistry, with an anticipated start date on or about September 1, 2017. While we expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates at other ranks will also be considered. We are seeking individuals with outstanding accomplishments in research and scholarship, skills in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and interest in guiding undergraduate and graduate research.  NYU Shanghai is implementing a significant growth plan, including the establishment of the NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry at NYU Shanghai (, which aims to provide a platform for world-class research, student training, and international collaboration in computational chemistry. The new theoretical/computational chemistry hire will join a core group of faculty members from NYU, ECNU and NYU Shanghai who are conducting frontier research in various fields of theoretical and computational chemistry, biology, and material sciences at the NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry.  Opportunities are also available for interacting with other researchers at the NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics, Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science, and Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai. The successful candidate will play a key role in the growth of the chemistry program at NYU Shanghai.
The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching.   
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to three representative publications, all in PDF format. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail
About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.
NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
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