Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Additional Information

The Department of Chemistry has a long history of focusing our efforts on giving our undergraduate and graduate students a high-quality learning experience in both the classroom and the laboratory settings. The university is completing construction of a new building for chemistry and biology which we will move into this summer. We incorporate problem-solving sessions into many courses, have faculty supervision in all laboratories, encourage cooperative learning, and provide numerous opportunities for both formal and informal student-faculty interactions. We take great pride in our faculty-student interactions such as our undergraduate research program.

Benefits and Community


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Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


Ball State University Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August, 2021 in any area of analytical chemistry.
Major responsibilities include teaching 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of undergraduate chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity; teaching assignments will include undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in analytical chemistry as well as introductory chemistry; develop an active research program in an area which complements the department’s existing research programs and can be externally funded; involvement in undergraduate and graduate students in this research program is expected; actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Chemistry and College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University, and the surrounding community; perform other related duties as assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university, degree is required to be conferred at time of application; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research as demonstrated by at least one semester of part-time or full-time college teaching gained concurrently, or at any time, and a minimum of at least two referred publications either in print or accepted for publication.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional research experience; additional teaching experience; additional demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; develop an active research program that will complement the department’s existing research programs in analytical Chemistry.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.



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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing the date degree was conferred from granting institution. Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Also required is a description of proposed research (four-page limit) and teaching and mentoring philosophy that includes approaches to supporting a diverse student body and describes how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the department (two-page limit).
The three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf.
Unofficial Doctorate transcripts are required with your application, official transcripts are required upon hire. Additionally, an education verification will be completed.
Documentation of publications are required to be uploaded as “Other”.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Robert Sammelson

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement/Papers
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. Doctorate Transcripts
  6. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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