Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.

To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

Position Summary:
Willamette University, a selective primarily undergraduate institution in the Pacific Northwest, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position in biochemistry to begin August 2018.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry completed by August 15, 2018 is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students.

All professors at Willamette are expected to teach non-majors as well as majors and to contribute to the College's General Education curriculum. Specific teaching responsibilities for this position include general chemistry, biochemistry, experimental biochemistry, advanced topics in biochemistry, and first-year colloquium, as well as directing senior chemistry research.

Our ACS-approved Chemistry Department ( is equipped with modern instrumentation that is used in both our teaching and research missions. Our faculty members are active scholars, who lead externally funded research and pedagogical projects.

Willamette University believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but also whose work furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Willamette University enrolls a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past two years, 22% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 26% identified as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or of two or more ethnic backgrounds.

This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package that includes medical/dental insurance, retirement contribution, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.

Please, direct inquiries to Dr. Chuck Williamson, Chemistry Search Committee Co-Chair (

Application Deadline: Consideration of completed applications will begin September 29, 2017.

Application Instructions: In order to apply for this position you will need to create an account. You will need to upload the following five documents as part of your online application:

  • Document 1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position along with a copy of your CV
  • Document 2. A teaching philosophy statement, including descriptions of pedagogical goals and effective teaching strategies to promote student learning and foster an inclusive classroom (2 pages)
  • Document 3. A research program description (2 pages)
  • Document 4. A statement describing your experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in academic and scientific settings (1 page)
  • Document 5. Unofficial copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (combined as one document)

    Important: In addition, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to