Unclassified - Faculty - Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry

Code: 078 Posted: 10/21/2014

Assistant Professor – Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry, Math & Physics Department, College of Natural Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (9 month) position in organic chemistry/biochemistry.



Ph.D. in organic chemistry, biochemistry or related field
Ability to teach courses related to organic chemistry, biochemistry and general chemistry
Dedication to undergraduate education
Relevant prior teaching experience
Demonstrated interest in teaching a culturally diverse student population
Research experience demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications
Research projects suitable for undergraduates


Post-doctoral experience
Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level
Research expertise in organic chemistry or biochemistry
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an active research program
Demonstrated success securing external funds to support research

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include: teaching, scholarly research, advising students majoring in Chemistry, and participating in departmental/campus/community/professional service.

The incumbent will have a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year in the core courses of the Chemistry major and minor, and in upper division electives. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching undergraduate organic chemistry and biochemistry, and general chemistry courses for nursing students. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program involving undergraduates and to secure external funds to support research.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Review of Applications

Applications received by November 24, 2014 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit the following in electronic format. Each bullet point should be sent as a separate file/attachment:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of transcripts (may be unofficial)
- Description of teaching interests and statement of teaching philosophy
- Syllabi for courses taught and student evaluations
- Description of research projects involving undergraduates
- Three letters of reference, if available (otherwise these will be required at a later date for further consideration)

Go to: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, please email or call:

Nicole Ryan
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Chemistry, Math & Physics Department
Email: sturdeva@uwp.edu
Office Phone: +1 262 595 2326
Fax: 1 262 595 2056

Contact Name: Nicole Ryan

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2326

Contact Email: sturdeva@uwp.edu

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