Instructor - Chemistry Department

Seattle, WA
Salary is Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Jan 19, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
Field of specialization
General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science & Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, multi-year, renewable position as non-tenure-track Instructor beginning September 2018.

The ACS approved Chemistry Department at Seattle University offers bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.  Responsibilities include teaching and service to the College and/or University. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in organic chemistry and general chemistry in collaboration with other faculty. There are also opportunities to develop and teach other courses for majors and non-majors. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and undergraduate education.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in chemistry or highly related discipline and promise of teaching excellence.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references.  Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application.

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Joe Langenhan at Review of applications will begin February 20, 2018.