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Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Mar 4, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at USC Aiken seeks a full-time, assistant professor, tenure-track faculty member in analytical chemistry (broadly defined) to begin August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Course responsibilities include quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and general chemistry. The teaching load for the position is 12 contact hours per semester, with a 9-month contract period. An earned doctorate in chemistry or an equivalent field by the start date is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  

The faculty member in this position will establish a productive research program within their area of expertise that involves undergraduate researchers. Start-up funding will be provided. State-of-the-art instrumentation is available through a combination of departmental equipment and easily-accessible USC System facilities. The department has partnerships with local industry and the Savannah River National Lab, allowing for collaborative research opportunities. Our departmental guidelines place chemical education research on an equal footing with research in traditional chemistry disciplines.

The faculty member will also advise chemistry majors, maintain departmental instrumentation, participate in faculty self-governance, and engage in service activities for the department, the University, their professional community, and/or the public. A full description of the responsibilities and requirements of faculty at USC Aiken can be found in the USC Aiken Faculty Manual.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to resemble our student population more closely, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at and upload the following documents: a current CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research proposal, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references. Please direct additional questions to Dr. Gerard Rowe, Department Chair of Chemistry and Physics at or 803-641-3429.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is consistently ranked a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges”, earning 15 first place rankings. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken currently draws students from 35 states and 32 countries and has ten NCAA Division II athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of the US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

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