Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

North Park University
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department invites applicants for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry beginning August 2021.  The qualified individual will have a Ph.D. in chemistry. Successful candidates will be expected to teach Organic chemistry lecture and laboratory at both the full year and survey levels.  Candidates who have experience teaching undergraduate organic laboratory will be especially considered.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department resides in the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life (opened August 2014). This space includes state-of-the-art teaching labs and a fully equipped instrument laboratory which includes an ATR-FTIR, GC-MS, and a 300 MHz NMR, among other instruments.  

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays within the Faculty Application, a summary of past teaching experiences, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently. Candidates will only be considered if all required materials are submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Sunshine Silver

Associate Professor of Chemistry

North Park University

3225 W Foster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625


[email protected]

Review of applications will begin June 18th and continue until the position is filled.


Working at North Park University 

Located on the North side of Chicago, North Park University is a comprehensive and Christian liberal arts university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers more than 40 undergraduate majors8 bachelor’s degree-completion majors19 master’s degrees, and more than 30 graduate-level certificate programs for continuing professional education. By integrating faith with learning—as it has done since its founding in 1891—North Park University continues to focus on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service.

North Park has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest regional universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been ranked among the top 50 Christian colleges and Universities by We consistently produce Fulbright award-winning students and faculty. Institutional accreditation at North Park University is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Our campus is a blend of urban life, open spaces, and modern academic resources. Situated in the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods of the city, the University makes its home in one of the most ethnically diverse communities of the country. Through engaging our neighborhood and city, we enrich our campus life and build important connections to the diverse people of Chicago whose roots extend around the globe.

As an employer, North Park offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition benefits for employees and their spouses/dependents. The University welcomes faculty and staff professing the Christian faith, from a wide range of traditions, and is committed to building a diverse, collegial, and supportive academic atmosphere.

More facts about North Park University in Chicago:

  • 6 schools offering professional graduate programs: 19 master's degrees and 35 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 116 full-time faculty; 85% with terminal degrees
  • More than 750 total faculty and staff members (Full and part-time)
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
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