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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Alaska Southeast
Juneau, Alaska
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

• Job No: 526077
• Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade: UNAC Grade 30
• Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Southeast
• School/Business unit: UAS School of Arts & Sciences
• Location: Juneau
• Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:
The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau (UAS) seeks applications from exceptionally qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, to begin August 2024. Applications must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field. This tri-partite position involves teaching, research and service and supports the undergraduate BA/BS programs in Environmental Science, Biology, Marine Biology, and Fisheries, as well as a Chemistry minor.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in chemistry and organic chemistry, develop a robust externally-funded research program that involves undergraduate students, and engage in professional, university, and community outreach and service. Preference will be given to candidates whose research can complement existing strengths in the Natural Sciences Department, and we are particularly interested in candidates working in basic and applied Environmental Chemistry.

UAS is a small liberal arts university, and is a federally recognized Alaska Native-serving institution. The campus resides on the unceded territory of the Áakʼw Ḵwaan on Lingit Aani, also known as Juneau and Douglas, Alaska, which also houses neighboring X̱ aadas and Ts'msyen peoples. UAS Juneau campus is located 12 miles north of downtown Juneau in a beautiful setting overlooking Auke Bay on one side and Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier on the other. Juneau (population 32,000), the capital of Alaska, is a picturesque city with a mild, maritime climate, exceptional outdoor and recreation venues, and a lively arts community.

This is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes negotiable relocation funds. The position is represented by the United Academics (UNAC) collective bargaining unit agreement

Position is open until filled, with first consideration given to those submitting their application by January 8, 2024.

Application must include the following:

• Cover letter of application, including contact information for three referees.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• Statement of teaching philosophy.
• Statement of research experience and future plans.
• Diversity statement.
• Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application, official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Carolyn Bergstrom, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Applications Close: Open until filled

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