Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Chemistry Department at Worcester State University seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry, to begin September 1, 2022.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in biochemistry and experience operating a broad range of instrumentation. Teaching responsibilities include biochemistry, instrumental analysis, and the General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB) course for non-majors. The candidate will have the opportunity to shape the chemistry curriculum for students in our one semester non-major course covering General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB) concepts. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Biotechnology program through research with undergraduate and graduate Biotechnology students. Opportunities to teach graduate-level biotechnology courses are available if desired. A typical assignment is two lecture sections and two or three laboratory sections each semester. A commitment to teaching excellence and willingness to sponsor undergraduate research is expected.

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, conferred by September 1, 2022
  • Demonstrated research experience
  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Willingness to sponsor undergraduate research

Additional Information:

The chemistry program at Worcester State is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved program. The department has a strong commitment to green chemistry with several curricular offerings and is a Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Commitment signer. Current instrumentation in the department includes ICP, GC/MS, LC/MS, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometers, a 60 MHz NMR, HPLC, DSC etc.

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research that includes how you would incorporate undergraduates in your program, C.V., sample syllabi, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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