Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Platteville, Wisconsin
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Aug 01, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Field of specialization
Analytical, Environmental
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Analytical Chemistry to begin in Fall 2020 (Spring 2020 start possible). Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, with an emphasis in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related discipline, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with relevant experience in environmental chemistry.



  • An earned Ph.D. degree in Chemistry by start date, with an emphasis in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
  • One year of teaching experience (which may be satisfied by two semesters of half-time teaching assistantships in graduate school). 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research.
  • Ability to effectively teach general chemistry courses.
  • Ability to effectively teach upper-level courses in analytical chemistry.


  • Ability to effectively teach an upper-level course in environmental chemistry.
  • Comprehensive experience in handling and maintaining chemical instrumentation.


The successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and to establish an independent research program that involves undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and lab courses in analytical chemistry, general chemistry, and an upper-level course in environmental chemistry. Additional responsibilities include seeking external funding for undergraduate research, academic advising, performing committee service and other duties as assigned.

Department and College Information:

The UW-Platteville Chemistry Department enrolls approximately 110 majors and offers a variety of chemistry degree options including the American Chemical Society (ACS) certified chemistry degree. The Department is home to one of the vibrant Criminalistics programs in the Midwest. The Department has a robust and diverse research program and is well equipped with synthetic apparatus and with modern instrumentation supporting individual research projects. For more information, please see the departmental web page at:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students in BS degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems, and ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The College also offers an online Master of Engineering program which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online education.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 7,500 students in 41 baccalaureate and 7 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 To Ensure Consideration:

Application review begins September 30, 2019, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To Apply:

Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit), accompanied by teaching evaluations if available.
  • A separate statement of research plans that includes projects to engage undergraduate students at a primarily undergraduate institution (3 page limit).
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability).

Questions about this position may be addressed to:

Dr. Qiong Li at (608)342-1498 or