The A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry, beginning in August 2017. We seek a candidate who will excel in teaching and initiate and sustain an externally funded research program that enhances Appalachian’s longstanding commitment to undergraduate education.
Qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, preference will be given to those candidates with research experience in theoretical or computational physical chemistry. Applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered if they have a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in chemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in chemistry by May 2017. Candidates are expected to provide instruction in physical chemistry courses as well as in introductory chemistry courses. Other instructional duties will include student advisement and contributions to curriculum development. The successful applicant will have research interests that complement those in the Chemistry Department and adhere to the highest safety standards. Participation in service activities is also required.
The A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry (www.chemistry.appstate.edu) offers a BS degree in Chemistry, including the ACS Certified degree and concentrations in Marketing and Business, Pre-Professional and Paramedical, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure; a BA in Chemistry is also offered. The department has 16 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 180 undergraduate majors. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 17,500 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian State University has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry, the University and surrounding area can be found on the University’s website (www.appstate.edu).
Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; names, email addresses, telephone numbers and letters of recommendation from three references; statement of teaching philosophy and statement of research plans that specifically addresses undergraduate research in the area of Physical Chemistry to: Dr. Claudia P. Cartaya-Marin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete electronic applications will be considered as a single file in pdf format only. Three letters of recommendation are also required which should be sent directly, as pdf files, to email@example.com. Initial application review will begin on October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Claudia Cartaya-Marin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the search committee. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.