Whitworth University: Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Analytical

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Full-Time Tenure Track
Start Date: Fall 2019

Application review will begin September 24th. The position will remain open and applications reviewed until filled.

About the Position:

The Chemistry Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants in Analytical Chemistry and all related sub-disciplines are welcome to apply. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish a robust research program, which is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate research assistants.

The Chemistry department provides a stimulating environment in which students can use the latest technology in course and lab work, and also have opportunities for advanced research in collaboration with faculty. The department provides access to modern instrumentation including a multinuclear 400 MHz NMR, GC/MS, DSC, two HPLC systems, a fluorimeter, several UV-Vis and IR spectrometers, and various other instruments supporting individual research projects. We are also in the process of developing a single-crystal X-ray facility. The chemistry department is located in Robinson Science Hall, a 63,000 sq. ft. facility housing state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The small class sizes typical in the department encourage students to become active learners in their own education, and helps foster close relationships between students and faculty members. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We are particularly interested in individuals who have experience and/or demonstrated passion for working with and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds. Thirty-two percent of our 2018 incoming class comes from underrepresented groups.

The Successful Candidate Will Have the Opportunity To:

Include in his/her teaching assignments General Chemistry lectures and labs, Analytical Chemistry lectures and labs, and additional upper-division chemistry courses depending upon interest or expertise, such as environmental chemistry, biochemistry, or thermochemistry. Teaching assignments may also include one-credit departmental courses or a course in the General Education Program such as first-year seminar, or one of the courses in our Core sequence. The opportunity to teach an occasional non-major's course or a special topics course is also available. A typical teaching load consists of one lecture and four labs or two lectures and two labs per semester and one course during the January term for a total of 21 teaching load credits. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in student-advising, service to the department, service to the university, and to the greater community. The department also expects the faculty member to establish a sustainable research program with the regular supervision of undergraduate research assistants both during the academic year and in the summer.

To Apply:

Please visit www.whitworth.edu/Administration/HumanResources/jobs.aspx to view the full position announcement and to apply. Please direct questions about the application process to Elise Forman at [email protected]. Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Deanna Ojennus at [email protected].

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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last updated 17-Sep-2018