Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Danbury, Connecticut
Dec 20, 2017
Jan 19, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Western Connecticut State University

Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor–Tenure Track

Academic Year 2018 - 2019


Western Connecticut State University's Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. The Department of Chemistry offers ACS-certified Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and in Chemistry with a Biochemistry option. The department also offers a chemistry minor. Additional information about the department may be found at

Position Summary: The successful candidate must be able to teach biochemistry lecture and laboratory. Teaching duties will include rotation through biochemistry, introductory chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses. It is expected that the appointee will develop an active research program involving undergraduate students. WCSU's small classes allow for student-based teaching and learning and project-based activities. The teaching load for all full-time faculty member is four courses (12 credits) per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental and university service by taking an active role in developing new curricula, advising and mentoring students, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting student groups on campus, and engaging in professional activity.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field at time of hire and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to incorporate computational chemistry and modeling into their experimental work.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits: In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit (1) a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 page max); (3) a description of research plans (5 page max); (4) a current curriculum vita; (5) three current letters of recommendation from professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership; and (6) copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-513. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications received by January 10, 2018 will be given preference. Late applications will not be accepted.

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