Instructor I, Chemistry

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Instructor I, Chemistry

About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,035 students (29% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,500 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at WKU invites applications for a full-time, regular, nine-month, non-tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Instructor I, starting in August 2024. A significant portion of the teaching effort will be coordinating the College Chemistry I laboratories each semester and teaching one section of this laboratory. The lab coordinator will interface with teaching assistants and faculty in the laboratory sections and with the faculty who teach the corequisite lecture course. The successful candidate will also teach courses at the freshman and sophomore levels and serve on Department and University committees appropriate to their expertise and interest. 

The Department of Chemistry and Ogden College of Science and Engineering are fully committed to increasing the diversity of the WKU community. All candidates should identify their strengths or experiences in this area. The successful candidate will help facilitate the department in recruiting and retaining a diverse student population. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • MS degree

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Institutional Equity. To request an accommodation, report a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Ms. Ena Demir, Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator via email at or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Ms. Demir is also responsible for coordinating the University's response to complaints related to sex and gender harassment. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's website.

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Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by March 1, 2024 to ensure consideration in the initial round of review, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of application
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion statement focusing on your experience working in a multicultural work environment or your approach thereof (1 page)

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date. You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received.

You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received.

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