The Department of Chemistry at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for two full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professors starting August 2017, one in Organic Chemistry (with an emphasis in synthesis preferred) and one in Biochemistry. WKU has a new science building slated to open in December 2017 with considerable space for expansion of chemistry laboratory and research facilities. The Department of Chemistry engages students at the graduate (MS) level and the undergraduate level, including involvement of students from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, a nationally-renowned residential high school. Students from the department have recently won national awards (Goldwater, Fulbright) and faculty have active grants from national agencies. Faculty and students enjoy access to a variety of instrumentation including NMR, single crystal XRD, mass spectrometry, TEM, SEM, AFM, and many others. A partial list of equipment available through the Advanced Materials Institute is available at http://www.wku.edu/ami/instruments.php. The successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program in their respective fields involving both undergraduates and masters students, maintain teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, and serve on Departmental and University committees appropriate to their expertise and interest.
The following items must be submitted through our electronic talent management system:
- Letter of application
- Current Curriculum Vita
- Unofficial transcripts
- Research plans (up to 5 pages)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Names of three references
Completed applications for the position must be received by October 15, 2016 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, applications received later will also be considered until the search is concluded.
For full information and to apply, visit http://goo.gl/27CitZ for the Organic position or http://goo.gl/YyjdnD for the Biochemistry position.