Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department - Tenure Track

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department - Tenure Track Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Chemistry Position Summary

TheChemistrydepartment atSt. Catherine Universityinvites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position. The contract is for nine months annually and begins fall 2021.

The Chemistry department takes a hands-on and practical approach in the lab and in the classroom. Through lab experiences, training in green chemistry principles, and use of a robust collection of modern instrumentation, we prepare chemistry students for a broad range of careers, including medical school, graduate school and industrial careers. Our program is certified by the American Chemical Society and is a founding member of the Green Chemistry Commitment. The Chemistry faculty value small class sizes and working collaboratively in teaching, curriculum development, and undergraduate research. Our program has full-time, tenured faculty in the areas of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. This position will specialize in physical chemistry.


  • Teach the equivalent of six undergraduate courses during the academic year (typically three in fall and three in spring) with the option to teach in January and summer sessions
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with diverse students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Teach labs as well as core department courses
  • Teach in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments.
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance
  • Direct students’ reasonable progress through the major through academic advising.
  • Develop an active program of research to conduct collaboratively with students
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Effectively contribute to the highly collaborative work of the Department.
  • Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments.
  • Engage in service to the department, school and university through participation or leadership in committees

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • PhD in an area of physical chemistry with a subspecialty in areas including but not limited to biophysical, nanomaterials, physical organic, quantum chemistry or others
  • ABDcandidates may be considered but must have a completed doctoral degree prior to the start of employment

Preferred qualifications

  • Post-doctoral training
  • One year of teaching experience as the primary instructor at the college level
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research
  • Experience teaching and mentoring students

St. Catherine University seeks creative, and committed faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding and cultural fluency. Candidates of color and other groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Preferred Qualifications EEO Statement To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

Visit to apply. Submit a cover letter that addresses the university mission, a CV, a statement of teaching interests, experiences, and experiences working with diverse student populations, and a research statement that includes research plans. Three references and background check are required for employment. For additional information, contact Prof. Daron Janzen at deadline is December 1, 2020.Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; however,priority will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2020.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200021-FAC Posting Start Date 10/06/2020 Application Deadline 12/01/2020 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • ABD
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *What is your area of specialization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer H1-B sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  5. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2