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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Mathematical, Physical, & Engineering Sciences

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San Antonio, Texas

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The Department of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates with a robust research agenda for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry. The specialization should be Analytical Chemistry. Postdoctoral experience in chemistry is required. The appointment begins in Fall 2023. Excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum, engaging students in research, leading and participating in externally-funded projects, and publishing in leading journals is expected. Contributing to improving student success in entry level Chemistry courses is also a high priority for the University. The base teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 3/3. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed. Service to the department, college, university, and the community is also required.

Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry with a specialization in analytical chemistry from an accredited university

  • Specialization areas that expand our current strengths such as physical-analytical, inorganic-analytical, or bio-analytical chemistry, will be given priority.

  • Postdoctoral experience in chemistry.

  • Evidence of scholarly achievement in analytical chemistry.

  • Excellent skills in interaction and communication with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Evidence of excellence in university teaching experience commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • All areas of analytical chemistry will be considered.

  • Candidates whose proposed research agenda expands the current expertise of the chemistry program and applies methods in their field of expertise to contemporary problems, especially those involving physical, inorganic, or biochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.

Texas A&M University–San Antonio: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a comprehensive regional university with over 7,300 students (Fall 2022) enrolled in undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. It has transformed rapidly into a growing urban university during the past decade. Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and serves a diverse student body, offering academic programs that meet regional needs. Built in the style of the historic Spanish missions, the campus facilities leverage technology to enhance the university’s commitment to student success, while embracing the spirit of San Antonio’s rich culture. Self-reported demographic data indicate 60% of students are the first generation in their family in college, 77% are Hispanic, and 66% women. The goal is to meet students ‘where they are,’ be sensitive to their academic and curricular needs and be committed to their progressive and sustained growth.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

In a letter of interest please address the following topics:

  • Address required and preferred qualifications

  • Experience teaching chemistry

  • Experience with research at the undergraduate level in chemistry

Application Process: Applications must submitted online at the following website: The application must include (1) the application/Faculty Form; (2) a letter of interest; (3) curriculum vitae which includes a list of three references that will be willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested (do not include letters at the time of application); (4) unofficial copies of transcripts; and (5) a statement of interest.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. No changes or revisions may be made to the submitted documents once they have been uploaded. If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (210) 784-1000 or by email at

Application review will begin as soon as they are submitted. The position is open until filled.

Finalists (and only finalists) must request at least three current letters of recommendation, with the subject ‘Assistant Professor of Chemistry –Letter of Recommendation – <Applicant Name>’ to be sent directly by the author to the ‘Chair - Search Committee for Chemistry,’ via postal mail (Address: Dr. William Alley, Department of MPES, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way STEC 237C, San Antonio, TX 78224) or preferably, by email to The letter of recommendation should be written on official letterhead, be less than one year old, and must bear the writer's actual signature. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be appointed to the position.

Official transcripts of the candidate selected for the position must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the address listed below. We cannot accept official transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO;

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Office of the Provost

ATTN: Alissa Meyer

One University Way, Ste. 435

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Summary of Employee Benefits are available here:

Please direct any questions to Dr. William Alley: (

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

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  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
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  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio


Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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