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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-27
Req: R-3174

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Additional Titles:

280-NN - Associate Professor

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is committed to research excellence through rigorous classroom preparation and mentorship by world-renowned faculty to produce fundamental scientific knowledge and understanding that impacts society. The Department performs research in the following broadly defined areas: Chemistry of Biological Systems, Chemistry of Materials, and Chemistry of Energy and the Environment. All research areas include a strong presence in Physical and Computational Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry. The Department’s research activities have important applications in energy, contemporary technology, national security, human health, and other areas of national need.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Chemistry at the WSU-Pullman campus.

  • Permanent, full-time (9-month), tenure track academic position at the Pullman Campus. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Effective date: August 16, 2022 or later (pre-appointments will be considered).

EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain an innovative, competitive, vigorous, and nationally and internationally recognized research program in Chemical Biology and its application to human health. Appointments made at the Associate rank must satisfy the expectations outlined within the WSU Faculty Manual.

  • Establish and maintain external research funding in support of the research program.

  • Advise high quality graduate and undergraduate research.

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in organic chemistry and/or biochemistry.

  • Participate in course, laboratory, and curriculum development in organic chemistry and/or biochemistry.

  • Participate in recruitment of highly qualified students into the Department of Chemistry.

  • Participate in Departmental, College and University faculty activities.

  • Contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community through teaching, research, and/or service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • A Ph.D. in Chemical Biology or a closely related discipline (e.g., Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, or Biochemistry).

  • 12-months of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.

  • The successful candidate must be qualified to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level, related areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry and chemical biology, and in the general chemistry program. The potential for developing excellent teaching skills is essential.

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

  • The ability to excel in a culturally diverse environment and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community through teaching, research, and/or service.

  • Application materials at the Assistant level must provide evidence for the potential to establish and maintain an outstanding academic research program in Chemical Biology at WSU (e.g., first-authored peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals).

  • Applications at the Associate rank must, additionally from the criteria above, demonstrate a history of successful grantsmanship and an existing outstanding research program.

Preferred:

  • Experience in research related to human health.

  • Potential for synergy within the Department and greater campus research community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Chemistry is one of the premiere academic units at WSU with a newly renovated building, Troy Hall, that contains state-of-the-art Chemistry laboratory space for research. https://chem.wsu.edu. The campus research infrastructure is of the highest caliber and includes the WSU Center for NMR Spectroscopy (nmr.wsu.edu), the Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center (fmic.wsu.edu), the Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center, X-ray absorption spectrometry and radiochemical facilities at the Nuclear Science Center (nsc.wsu.edu), WSU Center for Institutional Research Computing (hpc.wsu.edu), and the Institute for Materials Research (materialsresearch.wsu.edu).

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of the two research university in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 26,000 undergraduates and graduate students on five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett), with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. The University offers more than 200 fields of study, with 95 majors for undergraduates, 76 masters’s degree programs, and 66 doctoral degree programs. In 2016, WSU established a medical school, the Elson Floyd College of Medicine at Spokane campus (medicine.wsu.edu). WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Further information about WSU can be found at: www.wsu.edu

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.2, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Additional Information:

Area/College:

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name:

Chemistry

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164


Department Link:

chem.wsu.edu/

cas.wsu.edu


Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

FTE:

100%


Tenure Track:

Yes

Permanent/Temporary:

Permanent

Application Deadline:

The search will remain open until the position is filled but expect the final decision to be made by April 15, 2022. Review of completed applications will begin on December 18, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:

  • Statement of interest in the position

  • Detailed research proposal (including estimated startup requirements) Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Contribution to Diversity Equity and Inclusion statement

  • Current vitae

  • In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation addressing research potential, teaching, and communication skills to be sent to chem.faculty.search@wsu.edu.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Clifford Berkman, Chair of the Search Committee, at (509) 335-7613.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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