Faculty - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Public May Apply) EXTENDED DEADLINE

Faculty - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Public May Apply) EXTENDED DEADLINE

Code: 12441 Posted: 10/21/2016


The Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, scheduled to start in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry courses. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program involving undergraduates and to secure external funds to support research. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute in the area of university service.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Demonstrated promise as an instructor of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry 
  • Demonstrated promise as a scholar, including projects suitable for undergraduates 
  • Post-doctoral experience 
  • Experience teaching organic chemistry and biochemistry at the college-level beyond serving as an assistant
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations


80% Teaching:
  1. Teaching; advising; supervising internships; enhancing program development; independent studies; and undergraduate research 
20% Research and Service:
  1. Maintain an active research program involving undergraduate students in area of specialization; publication of research findings; application for intra- and extra- mural funding; general service to the college and university; community service in the area of research
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry courses
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities 
  • Responsible for budgets and accounts originating from intramural and extramural funding generated
  • 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
  • Knowledge and ability to work with a variety of laboratory chemicals, cleaning supplies, and hazardous waste


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.


Applications received by 11:59 PM on December 15, 2016, are ensured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


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: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

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  • Job Opening ID: "12441"
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  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Professor of Chemistry"
  • Click "Apply Now"
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STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Reprints
  • Description of teaching interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi for courses taught and student evaluations (if applicable)
  • Description of research projects involving undergraduates
  • Letters of reference from three professional references
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen 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.


Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Nicole Ryan

Contact Phone: 262-595-2316

Contact Email: sturdeva@uwp.edu

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