Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Natural Sciences

Maryville, Missouri
May 02, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

POSITION:                               Assistant Professor of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT:                         Natural Sciences

REPORTS TO:                          Chair of Natural Sciences

CLASSIFICATION:                    Faculty

FLSA STATUS:                         Exempt

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:           Full-time, 9-month, tenure track position

PRIMARY DUTY: Applicant should be highly committed to teaching undergraduates and motivated to facilitate and mentor undergraduate research. Candidate must be prepared to teach introductory chemistry/lab and advanced-level Inorganic Chemistry/lab courses.  



  1. Teach 24-26 credits per year with seven weekly office hours
  2. Teach and develop course material pertinent to teaching load including electronic materials for use in online courses
  3. Advise undergraduate students
  4. Serve the department and university on committees as assigned
  5. Perform other duties as assigned




      Education: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry or related field (ABD may be considered)


      Education: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry

      Experience: Teaching experience with favorable evaluations; experimental background preferred but not required

      Skills: Demonstrated proficiency in the skills applicable to the discipline      

WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom, office, and laboratory condition during the 9-month school term                                               


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential functions in the classroom and laboratory

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at


UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.


With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.


Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


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COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications and supporting materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

DATE AVAILABLE: August 13, 2018     

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and a list of three references willing to provide recommendation letter upon a request.


      Dr. Mark Corson


      Chair of Department of Natural Sciences




      Telephone: 660-562-1388