Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Duluth, Minnesota
Salary is competitive.
Oct 03, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
Field of specialization
Education, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The College of St. Scholastica invites applications for a tenure-track physical chemistry faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January or August, 2018. The successful applicant will teach the 2-semester physical chemistry sequence and other courses as appropriate. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop an undergraduate research program, participate in faculty committee work, and demonstrate teaching excellence in the classroom and laboratory. This is a full-time, 9-month position. The department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.  Applications received by October 31 will receive full consideration.

Key Responsibilities:

Teach physical chemistry and associated labs and other courses based on expertise and Department need.
Develop a research program suitable for undergraduates.
Contribute to and participate in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of college diversity goals.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field.
Expertise in and ability to teach Physical Chemistry.
Evidence of cultural competence and demonstrated success working with diverse populations. 
Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills and multicultural competency.

College teaching experience is preferred.


CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus.  Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul.  The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.


Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.

For more information and to apply, visit  The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.