Job ID: 170046

Assistant or Associate Professor

Western Michigan University

  • Oct. 21, 2021
  • Application review will begin on November 1, 2021, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemistry - Organic

Qualifications: The successful candidate must complete a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely-related field by August 2022 with preference given to candidates with postdoctoral experience. We invite applications from candidates that have demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and working with students, faculty, and staff with different cultural and economic backgrounds. We expect the candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. Desired qualifications include research emphasis in synthetic chemistry, experience with evidence-based teaching practices, an interest in instructional innovation, departmental leadership potential, and a focus on supporting and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. This position will be in the Department of Chemistry with the expectation that the successful candidate will engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary interactions.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibility will include excellence in teaching organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including both lecture and lab instruction; establishing a globally-recognized research program that includes graduate and undergraduate students and which ideally includes interdisciplinary collaborations as well as work in the successful candidate’s specific area(s) of expertise; actively seeking external funding to support research and scholarly activities; conducting and publishing scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals; student mentoring and advising; a strong commitment to inclusion and student success; and service to the department, college, and university.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: August 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Application review will begin on November 1, 2021, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required application documents will include: 1) a cover letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position; 2) a Curriculum Vitae, including a credential summary; 3) a single document outlining research plans, a teaching statement – including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; and 4) a list of three professional references with titles and current contact information.
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  • WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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