Job Details

Title:

270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

Additional Titles:

280-NN_FACULTY - Associate Professor

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for two (2) permanent, full-time, nine-month academic tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is committed to research excellence, rigorous classroom preparation, and mentorship of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates 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 and Health Science, Nuclear Science, Chemistry of Materials and Interfacial Science, and Chemistry of Energy and the Environment. All research areas include a strong presence in Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Radiochemistry. The Department’s research activities have essential applications in energy, contemporary technology, national security, human health, and other areas of national need. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any area of chemistry or closely related disciplines are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2023.

JOB DUTIES FOR ALL RANKS

  • Develop and maintain an innovative, competitive, vigorous, sustainable, and internationally recognized research program in any area of contemporary chemistry or closely related field.

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

  • Advise high-quality graduate and undergraduate research.

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate chemistry and/or biochemistry courses described in the WSU catalog (https://catalog.wsu.edu/General/Courses/BySubject/CHEM)

  • Participate in course, laboratory, and curriculum development within one or more of the department’s current divisions.

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

  • Participate in service at the departmental, college, and/or university level.

  • Advance the Department of Chemistry’s and WSU’s efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion among the faculty, staff and students in research, teaching, and community outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications for ALL candidates:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related discipline (e.g., Chemical Physics, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Chemistry, Materials Science, etc.) at time of hire.

  • 12 months of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.

  • Potential or demonstrated ability to teach chemistry courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Potential to establish and maintain an outstanding academic research program at WSU (e.g., first-authored peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals).

Required Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank:

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Chemistry is one of the premier 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. It includes the WSU Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Core facility (NUCS | Nuclear Science Center | Washington State University (wsu.edu)), which houses instrumentation for X-ray absorption spectroscopy and radiochemical analysis, the Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center (fmic.wsu.edu), the Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center and NMR Center located in the main chemistry building, WSU Center for Institutional Research Computing (hpc.wsu.edu), and the Institute for Materials Research (materialsresearch.wsu.edu).

ABOUT WSU, Pullman, and CAS

Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see https://pullmanchamber.com.

Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu.

WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/ .

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department Name: Chemistry
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99164
Department Link:

chem.wsu.edu

cas.wsu.edu

Salary and Benefits:

Assistant Professor Salary Range: $80,000-$88,000.

Associate Professor Salary Range: $100,000-$120,000.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/.

FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes
This is a permanent position.
Posting Close Date: The search will remain open until both positions are filled but expect the final decisions to be made by February 24, 2023.
Screening Begin Date: Formal screening of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Visit wsu.edu/jobs and select your appropriate employment status. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:

  • Statement of interest in the position. This statement should clearly describe your research and teaching interests and a section on how those interests fit into or complements the department of Chemistry at WSU (1-2 pages).

  • A detailed research proposal (including estimated startup requirements) (≤7 pages).

  • Statement of teaching philosophy. This statement should also include a description of which courses, currently in the curriculum, you would like to teach and any others you would propose to teach (1-2 pages).

  • Contribution to Diversity Equity and Inclusion statement. Please write how you propose to contribute to DEI efforts at WSU through your teaching, research, and/or service (1 page).

  • Current vitae. In your CV, please include a list of publications and patents.

  • 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. James Brozik, Chair of the Search Committee, by email at brozik@wsu.edu. Please cc Ms. Lauren Hatley (lauren.hatley@wsu.edu)

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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