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Assistant Professor in Chemistry Education Research

University of North Texas Department of Chemistry
Denton, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position specializing in Chemistry Education Research, to begin September 1, 2024. The selected candidate is expected to play an important role in the current revitalization of our Ph.D. program in Chemistry Education, while also engaging in externally funded research and contributing to the teaching mission of the UNT Chemistry Department.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research, or a closely related field.  Experience teaching chemistry at the college and/or secondary school level will be viewed favorably. Postdoctoral research experience is also preferred. Research experience or interests may include but are not limited to pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, assessment, and quantitative and/or qualitative methods. The Chemistry Education Ph.D. program is actively being revitalized, and our faculty view this program as a key component of our strategic plan to grow and diversify interdisciplinary research in our department. Candidates should have a record of published research in chemistry education, a strong commitment to research and teaching, compelling plans for an independent research program, and the desire to collaborate with current chemistry education research faculty and as well as utilize existing discipline-based education research resources across campus.


The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution with a diverse population of over 42,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The UNT Chemistry Department is currently in a growth phase, with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty members in the next few years. Current research strengths include materials chemistry, computational chemistry, and catalysis, as well as a growing interdisciplinary emphasis on chemical biology.


For additional information and to apply formally, visit our website at (Posting Number F1221P).  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy are requested. A list of names and contact information for three references should also be submitted. In addition, the applicant should arrange for the three reference letters to be emailed confidentially to, with “Chemistry Education Assistant Professor” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin October 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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