Request/Posting Number 0712468
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor - Physical Chemistry
Job Class # 000000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100%
Department Chemistry - 04160000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary The Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University is seeking applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to build on the highly-regarded chemistry program through teaching, research, outreach, and curricular development activities. A Teacher-Scholar model is highly valued; a commitment to, and effectiveness in, classroom instruction is expected and the ability to attract external funding at the level needed to build and sustain a research program in physical chemistry is required. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses (at the BS and MS levels), but the ability to contribute to the Department in other areas such as physical biochemistry is desirable. An earned doctorate in chemistry or a related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law; salary is commensurate with experience.
Illinois State University is committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants and recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply.
Additional Information: Illinois State University, the first public university in Illinois, has a full-time enrollment of 21,000. Initially chartered as a teacher college, Illinois State University is now a comprehensive university but still one of the nation's top ten producers of teachers. The University, located in the central Illinois community of Bloomington-Normal, midway between Chicago and St. Louis, serves both the rural and urban areas of Illinois. With a rapidly growing population of over 125,000, the community has numerous cultural, educational and economic opportunities.
The Chemistry program at Illinois State University has a long tradition of excellence in chemistry research and teaching. Currently, there are approximately 90 chemistry majors seeking the ACS certified Chemistry degree out of 175 chemistry, biochemistry, and chemistry teacher education majors in the Chemistry Department. At the graduate level, there are approximately 30 students earning a research- based MS degree through the Master of Science in Chemistry degree program and 30 students in our online Masters of Chemical Education and Masters of Science in Chemical Education programs.
The mission of the ISU Department of Chemistry is one of strong research activity involving undergraduates and graduate students (MS level) coupled with a focus on premier teaching. The Department is often ranked in the top 25 producers of ACS-certified BS degrees, is consistently one of the largest producers of M.S. chemistry degrees at institutions that do not also offer a Ph.D. degree, and is one of the largest producers of high school chemistry teachers in the state. Details of these programs and facilities can be found on the Department web site at Chemistry.IllinoisState.edu.
Required Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate in chemistry or a related field is required.
2. The ability to attract external funding at the level needed to build and sustain a research program in physical chemistry.
3. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees An earned doctorate in chemistry or a related field is required.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is commensurate with experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-04-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To assure full consideration, please upload an online faculty application and the documents listed below by November 1, 2019:
1. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
2. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
3. Research plan with equipment/instrument needs ~ please submit as "research agenda"
Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Search Committee at [email protected] Reference letters that lack a signature or those sent from the candidates will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics, and Access at 309-438-3383.
Contact Information Please direct questions to the Search Committee at [email protected]
Departmental Homepage Chemistry.IllinoisState.edu
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable