Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Requisition Number: F00161P: Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry starting Fall 2021. We seek a person with expertise in Analytical Chemistry with a specialty in environmental or atmospheric sampling and analysis.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level, and will be expected to 1) develop and teach upper division courses in environmental and analytical chemistry in addition to lower-division chemistry courses as department needs require, 2) establish an active and sustained research program with an emphasis on incorporating undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching and/or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science and across the University, and 5) contribute to the new interdisciplinary environmental science degree.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field. Candidates that expect to complete a Ph.D. by July 1, 2020 will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Seeking applicants with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, including both introductory and upper division classes.
● A demonstrated commitment to high quality research and the ability to integrate research interests into undergraduate teaching.
● A demonstrated commitment to mentoring undergraduate research.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 11/18/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
This position comes with a competitive salary and a generous retirement contribution.

To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. Additionally, three letters of reference which address the candidate’s qualifications for this position, must be mailed by the author to Dr. Brandon Burnett, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Weber State University, 2503 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-2503.

Review of candidates will begin on January 4, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment. Weber State University is an AA/EO employer.

Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, and for more than five decades, has successfully pursued a dual mission by offering a wide-range of baccalaureate programs while meeting regional community college needs. More information about the WSU Chemistry Department may be found at Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, camping, hiking, and fishing make Ogden an outdoor paradise. Ogden is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

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