Message to Applicants for Chemistry Faculty Positions

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Welcome to the University of Michigan and the Department of Chemistry!

The University of Michigan - widely regarded as one of the nation's finest research institutions - is an energetic community of students, scholars, researchers, scientists and artists. Each year, more than 35,000 individuals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are drawn to the University by its reputation for research and scholastic innovation and excellence, academic accomplishment and artistic freedom.

The Department of Chemistry - presents unrivaled opportunities for research in traditional fields - analytical, chemical biology, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry - as well as in a variety of interdisciplinary areas.

The facilities and resources of the Department of Chemistry reflect the Department's commitment to research and education. Three connected buildings house the Chemistry Department's classrooms, research labs, and faculty offices. The newest building, completed in 1988, is among the largest chemistry centers built in the United States in the last two decades. The upper three floors of the Dow Laboratory building are devoted to research.   This research space includes fully equipped fume hoods for research in inorganic, materials and organic chemistry as well as custom-designed space for research in physical and analytical chemistry. Space in the Dow Laboratory is supplemented by custom-designed space for research in chemical biology, biophysics and bioanalytical chemistry elsewhere in the chemistry complex. Specialized facilities in the building include several cold rooms, a -20° C freezer room, cell growth and tissue culture rooms, autoclaves, a hydrogenation facility, and a polymer characterization laboratory.   The Department also houses extensive research support facilities, including laboratories for mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and computational chemistry; support staff to provide services in electronics and glass blowing; and a fully equipped machine shop and combustion analytical service.

We welcome your application and assure you that it will be given the utmost attention by the search committee members.   The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer. The search committee may correspond with you directly after its initial review of all applicant files.

I wish you continued success in your scientific career, and thank you again for submitting an application for a faculty position in our Department.

Carol Fierke, Chair
Jerome and Isabella Karle Collegiate Professor of Chemistry


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014.

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