Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic)

Muncie, Indiana
Excellent wellness program and extensive benefit offerings including a paid parental leave package.
Nov 01, 2018
Dec 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Job Type
Full time

Ball State University Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August 16, 2019 in areas of organic including but not limited to synthetic organic, physical organic, bioorganic, organometallic and polymers.  Major responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the area of organic chemistry as well as teaching introductory chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in in the area of organic chemistry which complements the department’s existing research programs and can be externally funded.

The Ball State Chemistry Department is ranked by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the largest producers of ACS-accredited chemistry majors in the state of Indiana. We are a department that has a long history of focusing our efforts on giving our undergraduate and graduate students a high-quality learning experience in both the classroom and the laboratory settings. We incorporate problem-solving sessions into many courses, have faculty supervision in all laboratories, encourage cooperative learning, and provide numerous opportunities for both formal and informal student-faculty interactions. 

Minimum Qualifications:  PhD in chemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university; at least one month of postdoctoral research experience, including but not limited to academic, government or industrial research at time of application; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research demonstrated by at least one semester of part-time or full-time college teaching or teaching assistant experience gained concurrently or at any time, and at least two refereed publications either in print or accepted for publication.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:  Additional teaching & postdoctoral experience, demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Apply online at:  Please include the following documents with your application; 1) Cover letter addressed to Dr. Robert Sammelson; 2) curriculum vitae and 3) copies of required transcripts.  Also required is a description of proposed research (4 page limit) and teaching and mentoring philosophy that includes approaches to supporting a diverse student body and how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the department (2 page limit). Please upload to your application 4) one document which includes both of these under the section labeled ‘Other.’  The three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf.   Doctorate transcripts are required with your application. Official transcripts are required at time of hire. Additionally, an education verification will be completed.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 30, 2018.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.