Assistant Professor-Chemistry and Geochemistry

Montana Technological University
Montana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Chemistry and Geochemistry Department at Montana Technological University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry Education Research at the Assistant Professor rank. The Department seeks an individual with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in either quantitative or qualitative methods of conducting chemistry education research, an interest in developing collaborations within the University for building a stronger discipline-based education research core, and an interest in building collaborations and working with stakeholders on institutional transformations, particularly those aimed at increasing student success. Preference will also be given to applicants with secondary expertise in a subdiscipline of chemistry that would provide teaching opportunities in upper-level undergraduate chemistry courses. 


Education & Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemistry Education or a closely related field by the position start date.  Preference will be given to candidates that have post-Ph.D. research experience which could be a traditional post-doctoral, teaching post-doctoral or similar position. Position responsibilities will include developing an independent, extramurally funded research program, establishing collaborations both within the Department and across campus, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry or chemistry education. The ideal candidate will have good interdisciplinary skills and the ability to interact comfortably with colleagues in a collaborative research environment.


Montana Tech, located in Butte, Montana, is consistently recognized among America’s best values in undergraduate education and provides the highest return on investment of any institution in Montana. Montana Tech is part of the University of Montana Higher Education system.  The university’s hometown is located in one of Montana’s richest historical and cultural communities and provides access to some of the country’s best outdoor recreation. Recently named a “Gateway to the Continental Divide Trail,” Butte is nestled between the Highlands and Pintler mountain ranges.


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by the review date. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, copies of degree granting transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a concise teaching philosophy and research plan.

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