Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Excellent wellness program and extensive benefit offerings including a paid parental leave package.
Nov 06, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Ball State University Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August 17, 2018.  Major responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in their chemistry discipline as well as teaching general chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in chemical education which complements the department’s existing research programs. 

The Ball State Chemistry Department is ranked by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the largest producers of ACS-accredited chemistry majors in the state of Indiana. The department also ranks in the top 10 percent in the nation in the number of graduating ACS-accredited chemistry majors. We are a department that has a long history of focusing our efforts on giving our undergraduate and graduate students a high-quality learning experience in both the classroom and the laboratory settings. We incorporate problem-solving sessions into many courses, have faculty supervision in all laboratories, encourage cooperative learning, and provide numerous opportunities for both formal and informal student-faculty interactions.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Chemical Education or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Apply online at:  Please include the following documents with your application; Cover letter addressed to Dr. Robert Sammelson; curriculum vitae and copies of required transcripts.  Also required is a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of the proposed research. Please upload to your application one document which includes both of these under the section labeled ‘Other.’  The three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf.   Official transcripts are required at time of hire.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 15, 2017.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs.  We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.  To learn more about Ball State University, visit our website:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.