Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Education (2 Positions)

Middle Tennessee State University - Chemistry Department
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 26, 2021

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Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University (www.mtsu.edu/chemistry) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one in Organic Chemistry and one in Chemistry Education, starting August 1, 2022.  For the Organic position (#104150), applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field, preferably with a background in Organic and/or Medicinal Chemistry, while for the Chemistry Education position (#104090), a Ph.D. in Chemistry Education, Science Education, Chemistry or a closely related field (including a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in chemistry) is required.  For both searches, post-doctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain active externally funded research programs involving undergraduate and graduate students.  Submit application materials via https://careers.mtsu.edu, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, summary of proposed research, and unofficial transcripts for all degrees (as Other Documents). Three letters of recommendation will be needed for finalists.  Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Middle Tennessee State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that values diversity in all its forms.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you have questions, please contact Dr. Scott Handy (shandy@mtsu.edu) for the Organic search and Dr. Amy J. Phelps (ajphelps@mtsu.edu) for the Chemistry Education search.

The Chemistry Department is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and community and professional service. Home to 30 full-time faculty members, five full-time staff members, over 300 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students, the department offers B.S., B.S. (ACS certified) and M.S. degrees in chemistry, and a B.S. in Biochemistry. Faculty can participate in three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Molecular Biosciences, Mathematics and Science Education, and Computational Science, and five chemists are leaders of interdisciplinary centers. Our 250,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility houses the research laboratories for Chemistry and Biology, along with modern classrooms and inviting spaces for learning and study.  The #1 producer of Bio/chemistry B.S. majors in in Tennessee, the Department ranks in the top 10% nationally in awarding B.S. degrees.  The faculty are dedicated to the success and professional development of students from all backgrounds in this highly diverse environment. A priority of the department is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in collaborative, innovative scientific research, using a large shared collection of well-maintained instrumentation.  MTSU also has a strong history of outreach in the local, regional, and national educational communities.

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences houses 11 departments: Aerospace, Agriculture, Concrete and Construction, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Geosciences, Mathematical Science, Military Science, and Physics and Astronomy. Over 200 full-time faculty members deliver an innovative curriculum, teaching approximately 5,000 STEM majors every year.  More than 690 CBAS students earn degrees annually that prepare them for the workforce or further graduate or professional studies. 

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is a doctoral/professional university, located on a modern expanding campus. The second largest university in Tennessee, MTSU is an inclusive institution, offering more than 20,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University supports faculty with good benefits packages, family and medical leave policies, startup funding, internal faculty and student research grant opportunities, and help seeking and administering extramural research grants and contracts. The University supports faculty development through the Learning, Teaching, & Innovative Technologies Center. Just 30 miles from the heart of Nashville, Murfreesboro is a thriving, mid-sized city in a beautiful, easily accessible location. MTSU has once again been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it “a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education.” For more information, visit our website at http://www.mtsu.edu.

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