Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Georgetown, Texas
Aug 11, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physical chemistry beginning in August 2018. Applicants must have completed a PhD in physical chemistry or a related field such as materials, energy, polymer, computational or atmospheric chemistry or chemical physics. Applicants with previous college-level teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience are preferred. The candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and is expected to develop a productive undergraduate research program. Teaching responsibilities include upper-level physical chemistry, general chemistry, chemistry for non-majors, and courses within the university’s general education program such as First Year Seminar. Other responsibilities include participation in the University’s academic advising program. The successful candidate will contribute to the departmental focus on integrating inquiry-based and active learning pedagogies throughout the curriculum. Candidates who have a strong commitment to working with diverse student populations and enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University is an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified program. The department maintains a vibrant undergraduate research program and is housed within Southwestern’s multidisciplinary science center which contains state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research and is slated to be completed in Fall 2019. Southwestern University is a selective 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 web site at

To apply: Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching at a liberal arts institution and summarizing pertinent teaching and research experiences; discussion of leadership efforts and contributions to diversity are encouraged, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy that highlights how active learning will be incorporated in the candidate’s teaching; (4) a concise summary of the candidate’s proposed research program with undergraduates, and (5) three letters of reference. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017 and will 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