Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Murray State University
Murray, Kentucky
$53,000/yr plus benefits (9 month contract)
Aug 28, 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Field of specialization
Materials, Organic, Organometallic, Polymers
Job Type
Full time

Department of Chemistry, Murray State University.  Full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2020.  Murray State University is a public, regional institution in western Kentucky.  The Department of Chemistry offers an ACS-certified undergraduate degree as well as a master’s degree program. 

Summary of Job Responsibilities:  Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, engaging in research resulting in refereed publications, and providing university and regional service.  Teaching will be primarily in organic chemistry, but may include other areas as needed.

Minimum Education Requirements:  Earned doctorate in chemistry (by position start date) with research specialization in organic chemistry.

The successful candidate must show the potential to develop a research program that complements existing areas of expertise within the Department of Chemistry, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

The preferred candidate will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals indicating the ability to thrive in a research-intensive setting.  Preferred areas of research include synthetic organic, bio-organic, organometallic, or polymer/materials science. Teaching experience in a laboratory or classroom setting is preferred. 

Apply online at  The application packet includes a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of future research plans, unofficial academic transcripts, three letters of reference, and a teaching statement that includes the candidate’s interest and expertise in teaching and specifically addresses strategies to build inclusive environments for student success.