Assistant Professor Environmental Chemistry

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Excellent wellness program and extensive benefits
Jan 19, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry with a desired start date of August 17, 2018.  Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in their discipline as well as general chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in environmental chemistry and complement the department’s existing research programs.

We are ranked by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the largest producers of ACS-accredited chemistry majors in the state of Indiana and also rank 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 Chemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in environmental chemistry research.            

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

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Robert Sammelson, curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and doctorate transcripts. Upload a statement of teaching philosophy and description of your proposed research to your application as one document under the section labeled ‘Other.’  Also, please note the three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 20, 2018.  Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

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 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.