Tenure-track open rank position in physical chemistry-St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas
Commesurate with qualifications
Aug 27, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Tenure-Track All Ranks

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward’s University invites applications for a tenure-track open rank position in physical chemistry beginning August 2019.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach both introductory and upper division courses in both physical and general chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary courses. Candidates are expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduates, and participate in other school and department service activities.


A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Postdoctoral and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and engaging in research with undergraduates is required. Experience or interest in pedagogical innovation and implementing active learning in their courses is desired. Candidates with research experience that would enhance our current chemistry degree offerings are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching and research in cross-disciplinary fields such as biophysical, physical organic or materials chemistry is desired. We seek a colleague who will align and expand St. Edward’s University mission, values, and strategic plan. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

About St. Edward’s University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of 3700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s University is a Minority Serving Institution, serving a diverse community that welcomes faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. Within the last decade, the School of Natural Sciences has brought more than 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space online at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward’s also recently acquired the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

How to Apply

Application review will begin Nov 1, and continue until position filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include an application letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate level), and full contact details of three references.  

St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.