Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry

John Carroll University is located in University Heights, Ohio, 10 miles east of Cleveland.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Feb 01, 2018
Mar 03, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Department of Chemistry

Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Starting Date: 2018-2019 Academic year

The Department of Chemistry at John Carroll University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in chemistry starting in Fall 2018.

John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1886 and dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. John Carroll University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 25 consecutive years.

The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and offers a program that leads to a B.S. in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry and Chemical Physics. The department currently includes 8 full-time tenured faculty, a general chemistry lab coordinator, an administrative assistant, and a central stores manager.  The department graduates 25-35 majors graduate each year, with approximately two-thirds engaging in research projects both on and off campus.  The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be a combination of organic, biochemistry, and introductory level chemistry lecture and lab courses.  The candidate will also be expected to participate in the University’s Integrative Core Curriculum in the future.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program that involves undergraduates and results in publication.


A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry is required by the time of appointment and some teaching experience is desirable.  The area of specialization is expected to complement that of current faculty.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and be familiar with pedagogical practices informed by chemistry education research, including active learning approaches.


The ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialization and a fundamental knowledge of and experience with course level assessment of learning outcomes will be an advantage.


Applicants are required to electronically submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial copies of all university transcripts at http://sites.jcu.edu/hr/ and click on employmentApplicants should also include a statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and a research proposal (including plans for undergraduate student involvement and a tentative budget), which should be submitted under the “Portfolio” document heading. The electronic application site has a link for the submission of confidential letters of recommendation.  Additional information, including department research areas, can be obtained at http://sites.jcu.edu/chemistry. Questions about the department, program, or this position can be directed to Dr. Michael A. Nichols, Chemistry Department Chair, at mnichols@jcu.edu or (216) 397-4796.  Review of completed applications will begin on 3/1/2018.

John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.