<< Back to Search

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Job description

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Winthrop University: College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry, Physics, and Geology

Location: Winthrop University

Open Date: Feb 26, 2019

Deadline: Mar 31, 2019 



Winthrop University has an opening for a nine-month, renewable Assistant Professor of Chemistry appointment. A chemist with a strong biological or biochemical background to serve in a diverse Department with ASBMB-accredited biochemistry and ACS-approved chemistry undergraduate programs focused on year-round, national-caliber undergraduate research is highly desired. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work in a collegial environment that includes 11 other faculty and two support scientists housed within modern facilities. Opportunity exists to serve on faculty teams in ongoing NSF ESPCoR Materials Science and NIH INBRE Biomedical Science Research Initiatives.


  1. Teach undergraduate biochemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, or inorganic chemistry lectures and labs; teach advanced courses in areas of expertise/interest.
  2. Serve as a research mentor in an established year-round, undergraduate research program that prepares students from diverse groups for PhD programs in the biochemical sciences.
  3. Teach in the general chemistry program for science majors.
  4. Develop grant proposals to support student research and curricular interests.
  5. Provide service to students, department, university, and science community.


  1. Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong personal ethics for mentorship of students, for working in a team-oriented environment, and for sparking an enthusiasm for chemistry.
  2. PhD in chemistry, biomaterials, chemical biology, biomedical science or related discipline.
  3. A strong biological or biochemical background is required; this position is not intended for a synthesis-focused person who can make biologically relevant molecules. 
  4. Background to teach biochemistry as well as physical, analytical, or inorganic chemistry.
  5. Demonstrated passion for directing year-round undergraduate chemistry or chemical biology research projects, for participating in an established, national-caliber undergraduate research program, and for effectively mentoring students from underrepresented groups.
  6. Demonstrated potential for successful undergraduate classroom teaching.
  7. Recent research publications in a chemical science.
  8. Expertise in an area that matches department interests and that complements current strengths. Department interests include (but are not limited to) biomaterials science, bioanalytical chemistry, molecular modeling, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology.

Application Instructions

Review of candidates will begin March 31, 2019, after which time candidates will be selected to interview for the position. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found.

Individuals wishing to apply for this position must submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  1. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate / undergraduate transcripts.
  2. A statement of teaching philosophy and undergraduate teaching interests.
  3. A description of undergraduate student-centered research plans that delineates goals, proposed funding sources, and necessary equipment/facilities.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who know the candidate professionally.  
  5. Applications should include names, phone numbers, and email addresses of those from whom letters have been requested.

Questions about the position should be sent directly to [email protected]

About Winthrop University: Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Background Check:  Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community.  Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Apply Now

Powered by





Diversity Profile: University


Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 4/27/2019
Work Type: