Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

The Department of Science at Trine University invites applications for a full-time faculty position beginning August 2017 with specialization in organic chemistry. 

The Department of Science at Trine University is a part of the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences, and offers B.S. degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and forensic science.  The department is housed in the Best Hall of Science and has recently moved into a new $6.6 million, 26,000 square-foot addition.  The addition includes new organic, biochemistry and physical/inorganic chemistry laboratories as well as space for student research.  The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation for both teaching and research, with significant additions including: three GCs, GCMS, HPLC, microwave plasma spectrometer, FTIR and NMR (60 MHz) with multi-element probe, having been made within the last five years.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education in both the classroom and the laboratory.  Primary teaching responsibilities will focus on organic and general chemistry lectures and laboratories with the possibility to contribute to upper-level courses as well.  In addition to teaching the successful candidate will be expected to participate in campus culture, contribute to a highly collaborative department, and advise and mentor students. 

Candidates with a secondary background in biochemistry or inorganic chemistry are especially encouraged to apply.   A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely related field is required however promising ABD candidates in organic chemistry will also be considered.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, participate in campus culture and administration, contribute to a highly collaborative department, and passionately advise and mentor students. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children

Application materials including, a detailed curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Vicki Moravec, Professor and Chair of Science at  Applicants may also apply directly on the Trine website at