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Professor and Victor K. LaMer Chair
Clarkson University

  • Aug. 4, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Chemistry - General
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CLARKSON UNIVERSITY. The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science invites applications for the position of Professor and Victor K. LaMer Chair. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, preferably in the broadly defined colloids/surface science/nanoscience areas. The occupant of the Victor K. LaMer Chair will assume a leadership role in research activities at Clarkson in his/her discipline and participate in the education of students. Clarkson faculty maintain strong research programs in Science and Engineering, and the University already enjoys a worldwide reputation in colloid and surface science which is substantiated by a large number of national and international awards bestowed on individual faculty. Clarkson also offers a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment, and opportunities for affiliations with our Center for Advanced Materials Processing or other Clarkson research centers are abundant. Teaching will be in support of the department’s undergraduate programs in Chemistry and Biomolecular Science as well as the graduate M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

This endowed chair position is named after Victor K. LaMer, an influential leader in the early years in the study in colloid and surface science. Victor LaMer was born in 1895 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He earned his BA from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and taught physical chemistry at Columbia from 1921 until his retirement in 1961. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he received many honors, including an honorary degree from Clarkson University in 1962. He was an editor of the Journal of Colloid Science from its founding in 1946 until he was succeeded by Professor Milton Kerker (of Clarkson University) in 1965 when it became the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. His fundamental contributions to colloid and surface chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics and thermodynamics, and related fields have found their way into every textbook and university course on that subject. High spirited and ebullient, he was an enthusiast for science, an infectious quality he transmitted to many students. The endowed chair position was made possible through a generous gift from his daughter, Mrs. Luella LaMer Slaner. The Victor K. LaMer Chair was most recently held by Prof. Egon Matijević, himself an eminent scholar in the field of colloids and surface science.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the web site, by clicking "Career Opportunities" on the left hand navigation bar. Inquiries and applications will remain confidential.

Clarkson University is the nationally ranked research institution of choice of more than 3,400 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students who launch remarkably successful careers. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

  • An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

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  • Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
    Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
    Clarkson University
    8 Clarkson Ave.
    Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
    Potsdam, NY 13699
  • 315-268-2389
  • 315-268-6610


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