Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry / Biochemistry - Tenure-track
Deadline for Applications is 11/01/2020

Code: 16691 Posted: 10/02/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in the areas of organic and biochemistry as well as development of new courses and programs within their expertise. The candidate is expected to develop and execute a research program appropriate for undergraduate student researchers. Service includes participation in outreach and retention initiatives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach Organic and Biochemistry courses
  2. Expected to design, implement and assess a curriculum in organic chemistry including both lecture and lab appropriate for introductory and advanced levels
  3. Expected to teach courses in biochemistry, clinical chemistry, and/or natural products chemistry
  4. Expected to design or utilize high impact teaching practices in the classroom and generate assessments for their efficacy
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Develop and Implement Research Program

            1. Expected to design and implement a research program in the candidate’s field of expertise and interest

                  2.  Expected to involve undergraduate students in research

Service to Department, College and University

  1. Participate in regular department, college and university meetings.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated broad knowledge of organic chemistry and experience in assessing student learning.
  • Candidate must be able to use learning management systems, computers, printers, data projectors and instrumentation associated with instructional classrooms and labs.
  • Candidate must be able to work safely with a variety of laboratory chemicals, cleaning supplies and hazardous waste. 
  • Candidate is not responsible for money, university funds or accounts which hold financial information.
  • Ergonomic Requirements:

Extensive work at computer, laboratory workbench; sitting and standing for long periods of time; lifting and manual dexterity as needed for teaching and research; handling instructional models.


Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications


  • Candidates must hold a minimum of Ph.D. in Chemistry as of August 20, 2021.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated experience in performing research in the fields of organic and/or biochemistry
  • Candidates must have a research plan suitable for execution with undergraduate students
  • Candidates must have experience working effectively with culturally diverse populations.
  • Candidates must have some experience teaching or mentoring undergraduate student.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday November 1, 2020 are ensured full consideration.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Names and emails of three professional references
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Plan

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 11/02/2020

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