Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Nov 12 2020 Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry at WKU invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, starting August 2021. WKU has a new science building, which opened in December 2017 with considerable space for expansion of chemistry laboratory and research facilities. The Department of Chemistry engages students at the graduate (MS) level and the undergraduate level, including involvement of students from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, a nationally-renowned residential high school. Students from the department have recently won national awards (Goldwater, Fulbright) and faculty have active grants from national agencies. Faculty and students enjoy access to a variety of instrumentation including NMR, single crystal XRD, mass spectrometry, and many others. A partial list of equipment available through the Advanced Materials Institute is available at http://www.wku.edu/ami/instruments.php. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program in the field of organic chemistry involving both undergraduates and master's students, maintain teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, provide evidence of ability to teach courses in organic chemistry, desire to include undergraduate students in research projects, evidence of ability to write grant proposals, evidence of ability to work and communicate well with diverse groups of students and fellow faculty and serve on Departmental and University committees appropriate to their expertise and interest.
Earned doctorate in organic chemistry
Documented postdoctoral teaching or research experience
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