Assistant Professor Physical Chemistry Tenure Track

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut
$59,668 $80,030 and is commensurate upon candidates'''''''' experience
Dec 28, 2018
Jan 27, 2019
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Work Function
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Full time

Western Connecticut State University

Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Assistant Professor – Physical Chemistry – Tenure Track

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Western Connecticut State University's Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five graduate majors. Additional information on the school may be found at The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers ACS-certified Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and in Chemistry with a Biochemistry option. The department also offers a chemistry minor. Additional information about the department may be found at

Position Summary: The successful candidate must be able to teach physical chemistry lecture and laboratory. Teaching duties will include rotation through physical chemistry, freshman general chemistry, and non-majors chemistry courses. It is expected that the appointee will develop an active research program involving undergraduate students. WCSU's small classes allow for student-based teaching and learning and project-based activities. The teaching load for all full-time faculty member is four courses (12 credits) per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental and university service by taking an active role in developing new curricula, advising and mentoring students, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting student groups on campus, and engaging in professional activity.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or related field at time of hire and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates whose research involves some aspect of experimental physical chemistry.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,668 – $80,030 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit (1) a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 page max); (3) a description of research plans (5 page max); (4) a current curriculum vita; (5) three current letters of recommendation from professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership; and (6) copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #800-024. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by January 18, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link:

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