Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Chemistry & Physics #001020, #001006

Location
Cullowhee
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting August 1, 2018. The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry (including an ACS-approved degree program) and Forensic Science, an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an accelerated Bachelors/Master's program), and minors in chemistry and physics. While applicants with any chemistry specialization are encouraged to apply, candidates whose teaching and research interests support the physical, organic, or biochemistry sub disciplines are preferred. Also of particular interest are candidates whose research agendas are at the interface of biology and chemistry, such as biophysical or bioanalytical chemistry. The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. Although post-doctoral or other professional experience beyond the Ph.D. is welcome, ABD candidates are also encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to develop, revise, and teach courses in the general chemistry curriculum as well as upper-level courses within the applicant's field, at both the undergraduate and Master's level. The successful applicant is also expected to develop and maintain an active research program that attracts extramural funding and actively engages undergraduate and Master's students within the chemistry program. Applicants whose research may attract not only chemistry students but also researchers from related disciplines such as biology and forensic science are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Post-doctoral or other professional experience beyond the Ph.D. 2. candidates whose teaching and research interests support the physical, organic, or biochemistry sub disciplines are preferred. Also of particular interest are candidates whose research agendas are at the interface of biology and chemistry, such as biophysical or bioanalytical chemistry.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research philosophy and plan; 5) list of three references (including contact information); and 6) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a description of the types of courses the applicant would most like to teach. See catalog.wcu.edu for current course offerings. The submitted research philosophy and plan (ca. 3 - 5 pages) should specifically address how the applicant's scholarship will support the education of undergraduate and Masters-level students. Review of application materials will start December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Evanoff at devanoff@wcu.edu. Applicants should arrange for their reference letters to be sent via email to Dr. David Evanoff at devanoff@wcu.edu or by post at 231 Natural Sciences Building, 111 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723.