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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Chemistry and Biochemistry - INVITE Faculty Cohort

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by university benefits.
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Field of specialization
General / Technical, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University invites applications for one full-time, Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure-track) as part of Ohio University’s Innovative Inclusive Teaching Excellent (INVITE) faculty hiring initiative. This position is eligible for an initial five-year appointment renewed annually based up faculty member’s performance evaluations, interest of faculty member, and continued need of the department. This position is also eligible for additional multi-year appointments after the first five years. Teaching assignments will include general chemistry, as well as organic chemistry or physical chemistry, and other specialty courses.

Faculty will be expected to primarily teach in-person on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, OH.

To apply please complete the online application and attach the following required documents when prompted:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy

Additionally, applicants will be prompted to key-in contact information of at least three reference letter providers who will receive an invitation via email to upload a letter of reference using a provided unique link. 

Review of application materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 11:59pm EST on the close date listed below.  We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

INVITE Faculty. Through the INVITE faculty hiring initiative, Ohio University seeks to advance Ohio University’s commitment to ensuring the individual success of each student, to closing equity gaps in student success, and to graduating students on time with the skills to move into graduate studies or their career of choice. INVITE faculty will champion excellence in teaching and learning practices through inclusive/innovative pedagogy, evidence-based teaching, equitable achievement of learning outcomes, and student mentoring. INVITE faculty will receive a course release each semester to serve as Faculty Fellows in the Ohio University’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA), and will act as a resource for other faculty to support inclusive and innovative pedagogy in critical courses that have a high impact on student retention and success in their discipline. INVITE faculty will participate in an inclusive pedagogy learning community to support each other’s work as well as the work of other faculty members. The INVITE faculty hiring initiative is part of Ohio University’s broader commitment supporting Ohio University faculty throughout all the phases of their careers.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department: The department has just moved into a purpose-built chemistry building with ample new laboratory space. We invite you to join a vibrant department working together to further discovery, as well as graduate, and undergraduate education. For additional information about our department, please visit our website:

College of Arts & Sciences: This college is central to Ohio University’s transformative learning experience. The foundational instruction for the entire university, delivered through the general education and liberal arts curriculum, is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences. The college provides the primary instruction for approximately one-third of the undergraduate majors on campus, as well as half of the undergraduate credit hours on the Athens campus. In addition, the college offers a number of master’s programs, and eight departments offer doctoral degrees. A&S faculty are at the heart of Ohio University’s research activity.

Ohio University. Established in 1804, Ohio University’s is the oldest public university in the state of Ohio. Our total enrollment is over 28,000 students across the state and online. About 20,000 of those students are undergraduates studying at our residential campus in Athens—our quintessential college town that’s nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of beautiful Southeast Ohio. Our picturesque campus is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains amidst scenic state and national parks, and is just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio.


Established in 1804, the University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens is one of the most attractive in the nation.

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