Chair and Associate/Full Professor of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking a Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenure-eligible). Candidates in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and organic chemistry will be considered, but preference will be given to those specializing in physical chemistry or chemistry education research.
An earned doctorate (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry. In addition, expertise in successful scholarly activity, teaching, and service outcomes is a requirement in determining tenure eligibility.
Candidates in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered, but preference will be given to those specializing in physical chemistry or chemical education. Preference will also be given to applicants with research that complements existing research in the Department. The ability or potential to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds is also preferred.
This position carries faculty responsibilities in teaching within the chemistry curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, operation of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in the candidate’s field of specialization, and service responsibilities at the department, college, university, and professional levels. The successful candidate will also serve as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with reassignment to that role of 12-workload hours of the academic-year and a 1.25-month (half-time) appointment in the summer. The candidate will have documented leadership and management skills, work collaboratively with the department’s faculty and report to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences. As the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department, the Chair provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the Department and assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, facilitation of the acquisition of external funding, and assuring adherence to university and college policies and procedures.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary range of $70,000 - $95,000, 12 units of reassigned time, a chair stipend, and a summer stipend. Benefits include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Target Start Date:
July 1st, 2022
Contact and Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin on October 8th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Chair – Chemistry”. Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Included in the cover letter or separately, applications must contain a diversity statement, a statement of teaching pedagogy, a statement of research interests, and a statement of administrative style. Additional information or questions about the position should be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 98, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.
About the Institution
Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.
The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About the College
The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the natural, health, human and mathematical sciences. Our student population is nearly 40% students from racially minorities populations and 46% of incoming first-year students are first-generation students. With a students first focus, our students benefit from mentoring by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields and from meaningful research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. Our graduates leave us with a first-class education that has prepared them to contribute to society whether they become health-care providers, educators, scientists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, sport administrators, rehabilitation counselors, mathematicians, athletic trainers, recreation program managers, gerontologists or work in other public service-oriented fields.
As you consider joining the UNC community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more with a diverse team. Diversity encompasses differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value diversity in all forms and appreciate the contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, and physical ability. When you join UNC, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded institution committed to meaningful collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
Location and Community
The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees, and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.
The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.