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Assistant Professor-Chemistry

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Chemistry/Physics

 

 Position Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry or closely related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with relevant experience in polymer chemistry.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and to establish an independent research program that involves undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and lab courses in organic chemistry, general chemistry, and an upper-level course in polymer chemistry. Additional responsibilities include seeking external funding for undergraduate research, academic advising, performing committee service and other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry or a closely related discipline by start date.
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  • One year of teaching experience (which may be satisfied by two semesters of half-time teaching assistantships in graduate school). 
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  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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  • Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research.

  • Ability to effectively teach general chemistry courses.
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  • Ability to effectively teach upper-level courses in organic chemistry

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop and teach an upper-level course in polymer chemistry.
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  • Comprehensive experience with chemical instrumentation.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department and College Information:

The UW-Platteville Chemistry Department enrolls approximately 110 majors and offers a variety of chemistry degree options including the American Chemical Society (ACS) certified chemistry degree. The Department is home to vibrant Criminalistics programs in the region. The Department has a robust and diverse research program and is well equipped with synthetic apparatus and with modern instrumentation supporting individual research projects.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students in BS degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems, and ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The College also offers an online Master of Engineering program which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online education.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 Application Deadline:

Application review begins November 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Submit applications online.

Applications must include:

  1. A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit).
  4. A separate statement of research plans that includes projects to engage undergraduate students (3 page limit).
  5. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
  6. Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability).

Questions about this position may be addressed to:

Dr. Qiong Li at (608)342-1498 or liq@uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

 

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

 

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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