Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
Full-time tenure track 9-month contract
Dec 11, 2018
Jan 10, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.


Job Description:


The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Bellarmine University in collaboration with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Program invites applications for a tenure track position in bio-organic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor effective August 15, 2019. We seek an individual who possesses a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities include Research Methods in Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry. Development of additional courses consistent with the Department and University missions will be encouraged. The successful candidate will also develop an innovative undergraduate research program in biochemistry. Research instrumentation includes a Tecan Spark Multi-mode plate reader with time-resolved fluorescence, fluorescence polarization, luminescence, and UV-VIS capabilities. Also available are a BioRad ChemiDoc Gel Imaging System, and cell culture, PCR, and centrifugation equipment. Department instrumentation includes FT-NMR, FTIR, GC/MS, UV-VIS, and HPLC-MS 2020 systems. Both the Chemistry and BMB programs at Bellarmine University offer B.A. and B.S. degree options.






A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field is required. Experience teaching Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry classes at the junior/senior level is preferred.


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Application Instructions:


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research, unofficial transcripts, sample student evaluations if available, and contact information for three professional references. To apply, click on the appropriate link in this posting.

Consideration of complete application packets will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.