Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physical Sciences

Job Details

Posting Number:

20220017FAC

Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department:

Chemistry

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2022.

Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, engaging in research resulting in refereed publications, and providing university and regional service. Teaching will be primarily in organic chemistry, but may include general chemistry and polymer chemistry/material sciences as needed.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Ph.D. in Chemistry with research specialization related to organic chemistry is required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

The successful candidate must show the potential to develop a research program that complements existing areas of expertise within the Department of Chemistry, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals indicating the ability to thrive in a research-intensive setting. Teaching experience in a laboratory or classroom setting is preferred. Research specialization in polymer chemistry/materials science is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$54,000

Posting Date:

09/22/2021

Closing Date:

12/01/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Teaching statement that describes the candidate’s teaching background and interests
  • Diversity statement that addresses the candidate’s approach to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for the success of students from a wide variety of backgrounds (Other Document 1)

Organization

Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

 

As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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