Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting August 1, 2018. The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry (including an ACS-approved degree program) and Forensic Science, an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an accelerated Bachelors/Master's program), and minors in chemistry and physics.
While applicants with any chemistry specialization are encouraged to apply, candidates whose teaching and research interests support the physical, organic, or biochemistry sub disciplines are preferred. Also of particular interest are candidates whose research agendas are at the interface of biology and chemistry, such as biophysical or bioanalytical chemistry. The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. Although post-doctoral or other professional experience beyond the Ph.D. is welcome, ABD candidates are also encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant is expected to develop, revise, and teach courses in the general chemistry curriculum as well as upper-level courses within the applicant's field, at both the undergraduate and Master's level. The successful applicant is also expected to develop and maintain an active research program that attracts extramural funding and actively engages undergraduate and Master's students within the chemistry program. Applicants whose research may attract not only chemistry students but also researchers from related disciplines such as biology and forensic science are encouraged to apply.
The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field.
1. Post-doctoral or other professional experience beyond the Ph.D. 2. candidates whose teaching and research interests support the physical, organic, or biochemistry sub disciplines are preferred. Also of particular interest are candidates whose research agendas are at the interface of biology and chemistry, such as biophysical or bioanalytical chemistry.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research philosophy and plan; 5) list of three references (including contact information); and 6) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a description of the types of courses the applicant would most like to teach. See catalog.wcu.edu for current course offerings. The submitted research philosophy and plan (ca. 3 – 5 pages) should specifically address how the applicant's scholarship will support the education of undergraduate and Masters-level students. Review of application materials will start December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Evanoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should arrange for their reference letters to be sent via email to Dr. David Evanoff at email@example.com or by post at 231 Natural Sciences Building, 111 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.