Assistant Professor

Job description

Assistant Professor

Job no: 493376
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Arts and Sciences

Position title

Assistant Professor



Term of assignment

Tenure Track

Term end date, if applicable

FLSA status

Exempt = not eligible for overtime

Work schedule




Less than 10%

Brief statement of duties:

Brief statement of duties

The Assistant Professor is a campus-based, tenure-track position open to individuals specializing in phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, natural products, analytical chemistry or plant biochemistry.

The Assistant Professor has an active role in the new Medicinal Plant Chemistry program. Teaching assignments may include the capstone courses in this program (CH420/CH421), the medicinal plant chemistry seminar courses, and other courses dependent on departmental needs. Expectations also include establishing a research program related to some aspect of plant chemistry that would actively involve undergraduates. Appropriate levels of departmental and university service are a part of the position's responsibilities. This is a campus-based position.

The Department of Chemistry has seventeen full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in ACS-certified chemistry, biochemistry, forensic biochemistry, and medicinal plant chemistry. Further information about the department can be found at Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at

Minimum qualifications:

Required education

Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree

Discipline/degree area

Biochemistry, Chemistry or closely related field

Required specialized training/certifications

Required minimum work experience

Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Knowledge, skills, abilities or attributes required for satisfactory performance of the position duties

Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills.
Commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Ability to develop research projects appropriate for NMU and appropriate for undergraduate involvement.
Excellent problem-solving skills and laboratory-diagnostic capabilities.
Ability to work well with instructional team, including but not limited to fellow instructors and laboratory assistants.

Additional desirable qualifications:

Additional desirable qualifications

Post-doctoral experience.
Teaching experience at the university level.
Interest in and experience with medicinal plants.
Familiarity with modern analytical instrumentation.
Familiarity with production (cultivation, extraction, or purification) of medicinal plant products.
Research interests in secondary plant metabolites.


Special instructions to applicants

Application materials will include: the faculty application, Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Plans, and unofficial transcripts.

Contact information

Mark Paulsen - [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Oct 16 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Nov 20 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 11/20/2020
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