Assistant Professor of Chemistry

UW Colleges in Wisconsin

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 27, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 43,000-43,000
Employment Type Full-time
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry at its UW-Waukesha campus to start in the fall of 2014.
Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or closely related field, or nearing the completion of such a degree (ABD), and previous teaching experience at the College or university level.
UW-Waukesha invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and is looking for applicants with specialization in inorganic (general), physical or analytical chemistry. Specialization in other fields of chemistry will also be considered. Potential teaching assignments may include General Chemistry I and II, Chemistry for Engineers, and other courses as there are curricular needs.  For descriptions of all courses offered in the department, see the course catalogue at The teaching load is 12 to 15 contact hours per semester. The successful candidate will be responsible for lecture and direct or supervisory oversight of labs and discussion sections. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development, and participation in campus and institutional service.  Opportunities exist to engage with students in undergraduate research at UW-Waukesha.
UW-Waukesha County is a lively and engaged community of scholars and students.  We seek candidates who share our passion for teaching and engaging a diverse freshman-sophomore student population through proven, successful, creative, and technological resources, techniques, and methodologies.  Our faculty members contribute to the academic and civic life of the campus, with interest in civic engagement, public scholarship, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and initiatives that engage students in their first year. In the fall of 2013, UW-Waukesha became one of only six UW Colleges campuses to begin offering a baccalaureate of applied arts and sciences degree completion program.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges grants the AAS degree and is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System.  The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor¿s degree.  The UW Colleges also offers a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See for more information about the UW Colleges.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.  It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.
Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
$43,000 with benefits package.  Summer and winter sessions may offer additional opportunities for compensation.  Details of the excellent benefits package may be found at

Questions may be addressed to:
UW Colleges Department of Chemistry Chair, Caroline Geary, Ph.D. (920-832-2851).
Applicants are required to apply online. 
UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.  Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.  Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted, if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, application must be received by July 1, 2014.

This position will remain posted until filled.  If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Questions may be addressed to:
UW Colleges Department of Chemistry Chair, Caroline Geary, Ph.D. (920-832-2851).

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