Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Engineering
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

DATE ANNOUNCED: September 2021

DEPARTMENT: Biochemistry, Chemistry and Engineering

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Chemistry


DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Required: Doctorate in chemistry (ABD will be considered). Qualifications and interest for teaching general chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental methods, and a willingness to support the distinctive mission of the College. A successful candidate will contribute to the college’s undergraduate biochemistry research program.

Preferred: Earned Doctorate by the start date; successful college-level teaching experience. Preference given to candidates with the ability to assist with instrument maintenance, including an LC/MS.


Teach the equivalent of seven undergraduate courses (three in Fall term, three in Winter term, and one in May term) from among the following: General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods, and Research Methods. The successful candidate will also have interest and ability to teach non-major and general education courses.

SALARY: Competitive for entry-level appointment.

CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenure-track


Curriculum vita, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College, should be sent electronically to For specific inquiries, contact Daniel Black, Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Engineering ( or e-mail Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.


Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. It is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. U.S. News & World Report has included Wartburg among its listing of the best national liberal arts colleges for the past 13 years. Wartburg is one of 200 colleges listed in Peterson's Top Colleges for Sciences. 100 full-time faculty members are involved in the important tasks of teaching students and engaging in scholarly and creative activity. Faculty members are expected to be effective classroom teachers interested in students as individuals; scholars or artists who continue to develop professionally; and professional educators open to new ideas in curriculum development and pedagogy. We actively seek candidates who have appreciation and understanding of the church-related liberal arts college. The teaching load for full-time faculty is seven courses per academic year, usually three in Fall Term, three in Winter Term, and one in May Term. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.
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