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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Alaska Southeast
Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Job Number:521481

Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast

School/Business unit:Juneau Campus Deans


Categories: Education/Instructional


Position Summary: The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau is seeking a skilled teacher-scholar to fill a tenure-track position in Chemistry to begin August, 2023. This position will support undergraduate Bachelor of Science programs in Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, and Environmental Sciences through teaching, research and service. Candidates who are interested in developing innovative interdisciplinary research programs (bridging chemistry and biology) with emphasis on overcoming challenges related to human health and the marine environment are especially welcome. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.




100 The primary teaching duties will include General Chemistry I and II lecture, labs, and recitation (CHEM S105, S105L, S105R, S106, S106L, S106R); Organic Chemistry I lecture and lab (CHEM S321), and Biochemistry lecture and lab (CHEM S342). The successful candidate will also develop new courses in their area of expertise, establish a research program that includes opportunities for undergraduate research, and conduct service. Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service. Write publications. Develop new research and teaching areas. Help establish a strong externally funded program. Develop and teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course. Mentor and supervise graduate students. Essential


The department, college and university actively fosters an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are vital to our present and future success. Our excellence in teaching, research and service is best realized by faculty, students, and staff who share a commitment to these values and advance the university's DEICS (diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural safety) mission. We seek individuals with an ability and desire to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.


The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower and upper division courses in chemistry, biochemistry, biological chemistry and upper division courses in their area of expertise.


Faculty at UAS are expected to establish an externally funded research program that involves undergraduates. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in mariculture/aquaculture, marine biochemistry, or natural products chemistry and can provide local research and educational opportunities for undergraduate students.


Participation in shared governance, usually by working in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments such as advising, assessment and lab coordination is a required component of this position.


UAS is a small liberal arts university with academic programs in the sciences that take advantage of the natural environment surrounding the campus. The UAS Juneau campus is located 12 miles north of downtown Juneau in a beautiful setting overlooking Auke Bay on one side and Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier on the other. Juneau (population 32,000), the capital of Alaska, is a picturesque city with a mild, maritime climate, exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities, and a lively arts community. Facilities that support the marine biology and biology programs include a seawater system, teaching and research laboratories.


The University of Alaska Southeast is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and candidates who share our commitment to diversity.


Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


For additional information about UAS, please visit our website at


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working with private and public external constituencies. Ability to advocate for the university. Ability to acquire funding from external sources. General background in related field.

Typical Experience:Demonstrated ability to teach both lower and upper division chemistry, biology, and marine biology courses is required.

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in mariculture/aquaculture, phycology, marine biochemistry, and natural products chemistry.

Preference will be given to individuals with the demonstrated ability to provide local field and/or lab research and educational opportunities for our undergraduates.

Previous experience teaching diverse student populations is preferred.

Required Education or Training:


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Marine Biology, or a related field is required. Demonstrated ability to teach chemistry and biology or marine biology courses.


Salary Information:


This is a 9-month per year, tenure-track position with a competitive salary and including negotiable relocation and start-up funds. This position is represented by the bargaining unit agreement. The position will remain open until filled.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


The position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to applications received by October 28, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on 10/27/22 . Interested applicants should submit:


1. Cover letter of application.

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. Statement of teaching philosophy.

4. Statement of research experience and plans.

5. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application, official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate.

6. Names and contact information of three professional references.


Questions should be directed to: Dr. Lisa Hoferkamp;


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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