Chemistry Instructor Positions

Cullowhee, North Carolina
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
Feb 13, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for two 10-month, renewable, fixed-term faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting August 1, 2018.  The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry (including an ACS-approved degree program) and Forensic Science, an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an accelerated Bachelors/Master’s program), and minors in chemistry and physics.

The two positions available in the department are for a General Chemistry Lab Coordinator (position number: 192795) and for an Instrumentation Specialist (position number: 160803).  More information concerning each position can be found by navigating to and searching using the position numbers listed above.  For both positions, duties are split between teaching laboratory courses and service to the department.  In the case of the lab coordinator, the service duties relate to coordination of 100-level laboratory courses.  For the instrumentation specialist, service duties relate to maintenance of the department’s major pieces of instrumentation and training of new users. 

The minimum educational/professional requirement for both positions is a M.S. in chemistry or a closely related field.  Although not required, prior teaching experience is preferred for both positions.  For the lab coordinator position, prior experience related to lab coordination is also preferred.  For the instrumentation specialist position, prior instrumentation experience is preferred.

Application materials must be submitted online.  Please see position specific instructions at for more details.  Review of application materials for both positions will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.