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Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry

Hamline University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Jan 14, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry.  Successful applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related field by the start date (August 2023).   A successful candidate will be able to teach analytical and instrumental courses, including an upper level laboratory. In addition, introductory courses in general chemistry, advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, a non-majors chemistry course, and first year seminar (a topics course introducing new students to Hamline and critical thinking.)  Applicants need to be well versed in instrumentation and assume lead responsibility for the departmental instrument room (which would also be used for applicant’s research and courses.)  Hiring preferences would be for applicants with research interests overlapping with separation science, forensics, environmental, or bio-analytical chemistry.  Other duties include service to the department and University and research in the candidate’s area, including academic advising to students. 

Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to broad liberal arts and interdisciplinary education, excellent teaching skills, experience supporting a diverse population of students, and the ability to develop a high-impact productive research program involving undergraduate researchers, who are supported through generous endowment funding.

The Chemistry Department is situated in the College of Liberal Arts and faculty who engage in research and support students with different interests and diverse backgrounds. The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 1,700 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.

Hamline tenure-track faculty typically teach 6 courses annually, with a course release in the first year for professional development, and a 1-semester pre-tenure release from teaching responsibilities pending a successful third-year review.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • A cover letter and current curriculum vitae
  • A diversity statement noting how the candidate's research, teaching and/or service contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research interests
  • Unofficial transcripts for all graduate work and above
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Hamline University is located in the heart of the culturally vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.  The hired faculty member will have access to all facilities that Hamline and the Twin Cities area offers. Hamline University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, and is especially interested in faculty candidates whose work and scholarship will enrich a diversity of perspectives and inclusiveness on campus.

Review of complete applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position has been filled.  Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Nicholas Schlotter, through email at:

All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered.  A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application.



Hamline University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and serves nearly 4,600 graduate and undergraduate students through its five colleges and schools. The University's mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students' knowledge, values and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. The University's vision is to be a diverse, learning-centered university that is rooted in a tradition of liberal education, dynamic and actively inclusive, locally engaged and globally connected, and invested in the personal and professional growth of persons.

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