Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Physical/Analytical - Tenure Track

Greater Austin Area
Competitive + Benefits
Aug 03, 2018
Sep 02, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning in August 2019. Southwestern University is a selective liberal arts institution with an innovative American Chemical Society (ACS) certified curriculum and new state-of-the-art facilities for scientific teaching and research. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and is expected to develop a productive undergraduate research program.

Teaching responsibilities include general chemistry, upper-level physical chemistry, chemistry for non-majors, and courses within the university’s general education program such as First Year Seminar. In particular, the candidate must have demonstrated competency to teach within core physical chemistry areas such as thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics. The candidate should have a strong commitment to working with diverse student populations in the classroom and laboratory.

Additionally, the successful candidate will develop a research program that significantly incorporates undergraduate students. Research programs in which experimental physical or analytical chemistry is a central component are strongly preferred. Other responsibilities of the position include advising students and university service. 

Southwestern University is an undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern enrolls approximately 1500 students and maintains a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our website at

To apply: A PhD in chemistry or related field is required by August 2019. Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching at an undergraduate institution; discussion of leadership efforts and contributions to diversity are encouraged, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy that summarizes pertinent teaching and student mentoring experiences, (4) a concise overview of the candidate’s proposed research program highlighting undergraduate involvement, and (5) three letters of reference. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 24, 2018. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F