Assistant Professor of Chemistry

United States
Sep 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
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General Description

The Chemistry Department at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach both upper- and lower- division courses, including analytical chemistry. We prefer candidates that have skills using and troubleshooting instrumentation and that have either post-doctoral research experience or experience conducting research with undergraduates. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vibrant research program with external funding involving undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring and advising as well as service on academic committees. The department ( offers ACS-certified degrees. Instrumentation and resources include 500 MHz FT-NMR, AFM, GC/MS, HPLC, FTIR, Raman, UV/VIS, ICP-MS, GPC, a glovebox, potentiostats, and a variety of computational chemistry software.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Teach upper and lower-division courses as needed, including analytical chemistry lecture and lab;
  • Establish a vibrant, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students;
  • Contribute to the University, Division of Natural Sciences, and Chemistry Department through scholarship activities and service.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful applicant must have the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
  • teach students from diverse backgrounds, including women and members of underrepresented minority groups in a university setting;
  • teach analytical chemistry, advanced courses in their area of expertise, and general chemistry;
  • show promise as an innovative and effective classroom instructor;
  • commit to providing research experiences for undergraduates and engaging them in research as part of the successful applicant's scholarship;
  • contribute to the department and the University through service with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in chemistry or closely allied discipline. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2021.
  • Experience working with or teaching diverse groups including women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Skills using and troubleshooting instrumentation.
  • Post-doctoral research or experience teaching and conducting research with undergraduate students.