Assistant Professor, Chemistry #499705 (Previous Applicants Need Not Apply)FTE:
CommensurateJob Summary/Basic Function:
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryMinimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning January 1, 2023.
Applicants should have an earned PhD in the broad area of Organic Chemistry. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
We seek candidates with an active research agenda that includes publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, and submission of proposals to various funding entities. Faculty at Lamar University are expected to participate in service opportunities at the department, college, and university levels (e.g. advising students, serving as mentors to students, participating in committees). Importantly, candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate and master’s curricula including organic chemistry.
Home to more than 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. The university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Compared to other universities near Houston. Lamar’s small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success.LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research, and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications recognizing their quality and expertise.
As the largest and most inclusive academic unit within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar as a Member of the Texas State University System. Our programs perform at the highest levels with constant enthusiasm for excellence.
The College of Arts and Sciences include some 220 faculty, 100 staff members and houses approximately 5,000 majors. The College is comprised of twelve academic departments, many of which house multiple programs and disciplines. In addition, the College includes a variety of interdisciplinary, pre-professional, and teacher preparation programs that cross educational boundaries. While providing a majority of the courses included within the university’s Core Curriculum, the College likewise offers hundreds of specialized courses to support its baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.
With a completed $7 million renovation to our facilities, an investment of $1.5 million in instrumentation, classrooms modernization scheduled for summer 2022, and a growing graduate program that includes a fair amount of international students, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a vibrant department at Lamar University. The programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry include a B.S. in Chemistry, B.A. in Chemistry, B.S. in Forensic Chemistry, B.A. in Biochemistry, and M.S. in Chemistry. The B.S. in Chemistry is an ACS certified degree program. Visit us at https://www.lamar.edu/arts-sciences/chemistry-and-biochemistry
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices.
A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:
· Health, dental & vision insurance
· Life insurance
· State of Texas Retirement plans
· Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
· Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You Need to Succeed
Education:Applicants should have an earned PhD in the broad area of Organic Chemistry.
We seek candidates with an active research agenda that includes:
- publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals
- conference presentations
- submission of proposals to various funding entities
Faculty at Lamar University are expected to participate in service opportunities at the department, college, and university levels (e.g. advising students, serving as mentors to students, participating in committees).
Importantly, candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate and master’s curricula including organic chemistry.Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.EEO Statement:
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Veteran's Preference:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.Open Date:
03/31/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants may apply at jobs.lamar.edu.Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:
Applicants must submit a:
1) Letter of Interest
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4) Statement of Research Interests
5) at least 3 Letters of Recommendation
For best consideration, please apply by October 1, 2022.