The Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University is seeking applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in GENERAL/PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY to begin August 16, 2017. Applications and nominations of individuals at the Assistant Professor level are welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to build on the highly-regarded General Chemistry AND Physical Chemistry programs through research, outreach, and/or curricular development activities, and to attract external funding at the level needed to build and sustain their research program. A commitment to, and effectiveness in, classroom instruction is expected. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily General Chemistry (at the B.S. level) and Physical Chemistry (at the B.S. and M.S. levels) courses. An earned doctorate in physical chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law; salary is commensurate with experience. To assure full consideration, please attach an online faculty application (including a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a research plan with equipment/instrument needs) to posting number 0708548 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs. Please direct questions to the General/Physical Chemistry Search Committee at GenPhys_Chem_Search@IllinoisState.edu.
Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Search Committee at GenPhys_Chem_Search@IllinoisState.edu. Reference letters that lack a signature or those sent from the candidates will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Illinois State University, the first public university in Illinois, has a full-time enrollment of 21,000. Initially chartered as a teacher college, Illinois State University is now a comprehensive university but still one of the nation’s top ten producers of teachers. The University, located in the central Illinois community of Bloomington-Normal, midway between Chicago and St. Louis, serves both the rural and urban areas of Illinois. With a rapidly growing population of over 125,000, the community has numerous cultural, educational and economic opportunities.
The Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University has a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. The mission of the ISU Department of Chemistry is one of strong research activity involving undergraduates and graduate students (M.S. level) coupled with a focus on premier teaching. At the graduate level, students can earn a research-based M.S. degree through the Master of Science in Chemistry degree program. The Department is often ranked in the top 25 producers of ACS-certified B.S. degrees, is consistently one of the largest producers of research-based M.S. in Chemistry degrees at institutions that do not also offer a Ph.D., and is one of the largest producers of high school chemistry teachers in the state. Currently, there are 29 graduate students, 90 chemistry majors, 60 biochemistry majors, and 25 chemistry – teacher education majors within the Department. Details of these programs and facilities can be found on the Department web site at Chemistry.IllinoisState.edu.
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