Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry

Topeka, Kansas
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor

(Recruitment No. 18-000154)

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position beginning August 2019.  The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success.  For more information about this position, the Washburn community, and the ACS certified chemistry department, visit:

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD in Chemistry, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research student(s).


  • Teaching general chemistry and physical chemistry lectures and labs.
  • Mentoring undergraduate research student(s).
  • Directing a research program in physical chemistry.
  • Contributing through departmental, university, professional, and/or community service.

Application Procedures

Application review will begin October 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of research plans, and the names and contact information of three professional references to or Amy Zook, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621.  The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.