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23 Dec 2020

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ball State University – Posted by Muncie, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ball State University


Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position available August, 2021 in any area of analytical chemistry.


The Department of Chemistry has a long history of focusing our efforts on giving our undergraduate and graduate students a high-quality learning experience in both the classroom and the laboratory settings. The university is completing construction of a new building for chemistry and biology which we will move into this summer. We incorporate problem-solving sessions into many courses, have faculty supervision in all laboratories, encourage cooperative learning, and provide numerous opportunities for both formal and informal student-faculty interactions. We take great pride in our faculty-student interactions such as our undergraduate research program.


Major responsibilities: include teaching 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of undergraduate chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity; teaching assignments will include undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in analytical chemistry as well as introductory chemistry; develop an active research program in an area which complements the department’s existing research programs and can be externally funded; involvement in undergraduate and graduate students in this research program is expected; actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Chemistry and College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University, and the surrounding community; perform other related duties as assigned by the department chair.


Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university, degree is required to be conferred at time of application; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research as demonstrated by at least one semester of part-time or full-time college teaching gained concurrently, or at any time, and a minimum of at least two referred publications either in print or accepted for publication.


Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Additional research experience; additional teaching experience; additional demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; develop an active research program that will complement the department’s existing research programs in analytical Chemistry.


Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:

  • Cover letter addressed to Robert Sammelson
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement/papers,
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Doctorate transcripts
  • Documentation of publications

Special Instructions: Also required is a description of proposed research (four-page limit) and teaching and mentoring philosophy that includes approaches to supporting a diverse student body and describes how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the department (two-page limit). The three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf. Unofficial Doctorate transcripts are required with your application. Documentation of publications are required to be uploaded as “Other”.


NOTE: Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing the date degree was conferred from granting institution. Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 27, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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