About Westfield State University: In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Job Description: Campus Title: Assistant Professor State Job Title: Assistant Professor Department: Chemical and Physical Sciences Job Code: HA3200 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: 7115-6410 (Special Trust Fund) Bargaining Unit: MSCA Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Westfield State University's Chemical and Physical Sciences Department invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry for Fall semester 2019. Teaching assignments include upper-level physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, general chemistry and other introductory chemistry courses and associated laboratories. The standard teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Contributions to the university community, advising of students, and continuing scholarship are expected.
Requirements: A Ph.D. in physical chemistry or a closely related field is required, and the successful candidate must provide evidence of outstanding teaching ability or potential. Also required are a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level, expanding course offerings in chemistry, and engaging chemistry majors in undergraduate research. A versatility to teach other areas of chemistry is not required but is preferred.
Additional Information: Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-5637.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
Application Instructions: An online application is required. A complete application includes:
Unofficial copy of transcript of highest degree
Statement of teaching philosophy with areas of continuing scholarship
Contact information for three reference letter providers**
NOTES: *In your cover letter please include the ways in which you would advance diversity and inclusion in your classroom and at the university.
**Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the Reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. email@example.com).
Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until finalists have been selected. Applications received by Monday, December 10, 2018 will receive full consideration.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.