Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington State
Jun 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, General / Technical, Inorganic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job ID 4267


Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: The Chemistry Department at the University of Puget Sound invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall Term 2019.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the foundational chemistry curriculum as well as to advanced courses in Biochemistry, Inorganic, or Physical chemistry, and maintain an active research program involving undergraduates at the interfaces of the traditional chemical sub-disciplines.


The University of Puget Sound is an undergraduate liberal arts college with class sizes between 10-40 students and a standard teaching load of 3 units each semester. In addition to supervision of undergraduate research, other duties include student advising, and participation in departmental and university governance.


Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry (or closely related field) and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, liberal arts education, and research with undergraduates.


Compensation and Benefits:


Rank: Assistant Professor


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:


Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy,, and the Chemistry Department would welcome a shared appointment.


About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.


Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State


Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than September10, 2018to ensure full consideration.


Diversity Statement

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.


We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.


We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.


Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:


Required Documents:


Applications submitted without the documents listed below will not be considered:


• Letter of interest

• Diversity Statement (see details below)

• Teaching statement- including a list of core chemistry courses and special topics courses you would be eager to teach, and your relevant background.

• Statement of proposed research interests/projects with undergraduates

• Curriculum vitae

• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (“unofficial” copies are acceptable).

• Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.


Candidate's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:


• Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;

• Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;

• Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;

• Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;

• Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;

• Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;

• Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.


How to Apply

For complete job description and application instructions, visit:


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.


The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.