Assistant Professor-Environmental Chemistry

Edwardsville, IL
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Oct 03, 2017
Dec 02, 2017
Job Type
Full time


Position Title 
Assistant Professor-Environment Chemistry

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor-Environment Chemistry will teach courses that support the newly formed Department of Environmental Sciences (ENSC). Teaching assignments will comprise courses and laboratories at both undergraduate and graduate (MS) levels, including courses in introductory environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, analysis of environmental contaminants, and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. ENSC seeks applicants in any chemistry specialization who will develop an active, independent research program that focuses on anthropogenic pollutants in real-world natural or built environments, and who would add novel research expertise to ENSC. Research facilities within the Department include a triple quad LC/MS, GC/MS, HPLC, GC/ECD, ICP/MS, AAS, and other instrumentation. Preference will be given to applicants who could contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations with ENSC faculty. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in scholarly work in environmental chemistry, involve students in their research, seek external grants to support an active research program, and produce scholarly publications. Service activities in support of ENSC, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University, are expected.

Terms of Appointment
Academic (9-month), tenure-track, beginning August 16, 2018.

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree in a field related to the position is required. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period (ABD) may be considered for a one-year term appointment at the rank of instructor until the degree is completed.  Postdoctoral and teaching experience is desired.

Source of Funds: 

Application Process
Submit a letter of application, vitae, copies of transcripts, research plans, a summary of teaching interests and philosophy, copies of no more than 3 recent publications, and contact information of three references to:

Environmental Chemist Search Committee Chair

Department of Environmental Sciences

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Campus Box 1099 GS

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1099

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Please send the documents in pdf format to:

Application Deadline
For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by December 3, 2017.  A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. 

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

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