Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Russellville, Arkansas
Salary based on experience and qualifications
Sep 06, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Arkansas Tech University: 
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery.  Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community.  For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.  

Position Summary: 
The College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Physical Sciences. The department consists of 21 faculty, 5 adjuncts and 2 staff delivering programs within geology, chemistry and physics as well as science education for teacher licensure. In addition, the department provides general education science courses for non-science majors and service courses for programs such as engineering and nursing. Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry (with specialization in biochemistry). ABD applicants with expected completion by February 14, 2020 will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to both teaching undergraduates using best teaching practices and establishing a research program involving undergraduates. Position start date is August 12, 2019. Arkansas Tech offers an attractive benefit package including medical, dental, life insurance and participation in TIAA-CREF retirement plans.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  
•    Teach undergraduate courses in general chemistry and/or biochemistry totaling 12 credit hours per semester.
•    Engage students in high impact learning practices
•    Mentor undergraduate students
•    Develop undergraduate research program that includes publishing in appropriate refereed outlets
•    Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service

Minimum Requirements: 
•    Earned Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry with specialization in biochemistry from a regionally accredited institution (or ABD with expected completion by December 31, 2019)

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Demonstrated skills in communication, both written and oral
•    Potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service 
•    Knowledge of and/or experience with developing, supporting or implementing innovative teaching and instructional technologies
•    Strong desire to mentor undergraduates who are predominately first generation college students
•    Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse groups and populations 
•    Desire to seek funding for undergraduate research projects

What to Submit: 
Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above that includes teaching philosophy, description of research interests and goals that involve undergraduates, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be chosen based on a combination of the above listed minimum requirements and preferred qualifications, therefore all items should be addressed in application package.

To be considered for the Assistant Professor of Chemistry position, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on October 1, 2018. 

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.