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Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Employer
University of the South
Location
Sewanee, Tennessee
Salary
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Nov 19, 2023

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Field of specialization
Biochemical
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Position Overview

The Chemistry Department at The University of the South is committed to ensuring the success of the diverse and talented students in our classrooms and laboratories. To achieve this goal, we invite applications for a tenure track position with the rank of  Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024.    

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.   

 

Position Description

The Chemistry Department at The University of the South offers majors in both chemistry and biochemistry while also providing support to many other majors.  Additionally, we maintain an active research community supported by an extensive suite of modern instrumentation used by faculty and students.  The department also deeply values undergraduate research and collaboration opportunities.  

To support a successful research program, the position includes start-up funds and a research lab.

 

Attributes of a Successful Candidate

We seek highly qualified candidates capable of teaching in any area of physical chemistry (broadly defined).  Primary teaching responsibilities will be upper-level physical chemistry courses and general chemistry, both lecture and laboratory. Other possible duties could include teaching non-major courses supporting the general education program.  Candidates must have a doctorate in Chemistry with training in physical chemistry or a related subfield by the date of appointment.    

The successful applicant will develop a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate involvement and will serve the university by advising students, participating in departmental work, and serving on college and university committees. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.   Interested candidates should send the following material: 

  • cover letter, 
  • teaching and research statements, 
  • curriculum vitae, and 
  • arrange for at least three recommendation letters that address both teaching and research abilities.  

In your application materials, be sure to address how your experiences in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or service might support The University of the South’s commitment to positively impacting a diverse student body including students from underrepresented populations in STEM.

  • Applications should be submitted directly via the institution’s hiring portal.  
  • Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Chemistry Department, F.B. Williams Professor of Chemistry Robert Bachman (rbachman@sewanee.edu).   

Supplemental Information

The University of the South includes a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

 

Employment eligibility is contingent upon successful prescreening.


The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish. 

 

DEI Institutional Statement:

At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Company

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.

Company info
Website
Telephone
9315981381
Location
735 University Avenue
Sewanee
Tennessee
37383
US

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