Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Purdue University Northwest
In Northwest Indiana just Southeast of Chicago
Competitive Salary
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, IN invites applications to fill one non-tenure-track teaching position at the rank of visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Engineering & Sciences. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants should have an earned doctorate in general chemistry, organic chemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Documented university teaching experience and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom in a wide variety of courses.


  • The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach courses that contribute to the chemistry undergraduate degree as well as chemistry courses that support other degree programs.
  • The successful candidate will be involved in curriculum development and outreach activities.

Purdue University Northwest (PNW)

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in Northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its approximately 7,000-student body through high-quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 academic areas of study at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools, departments, and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses located in Hammond and Westville, Indiana.

The College of Engineering and Sciences (CES) serves over 900 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. In addition to the Department of Chemistry and Physics, the college includes: a Department of Biological Sciences; a Department of Mathematics and Statistics; and the School of Engineering with a Department of Computer Sciences; a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. The college also contains three distinguished and award-winning research centers, which include: Center for Innovations through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center (EERC), and Purdue Water Institute (PWI). 


The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position immediately and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically. Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:

  • Cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching,
  • unofficial Transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment)
  • and contact information for 3 professional references.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Position inquiries and nominations must be emailed to

Visit our web site for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check. Purdue University is equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.