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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

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In addition to the required documents, please provide the following: - at RESEARCH AGENDA, submit a research plan - at OTHER, submit unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts - at OTHER 2, submit any other documents you feel would benefit your application

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Position Details

Title Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU South Bend Chemistry and Biochemistry
Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Indiana University South Bend invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Organic Chemistry beginning on August 1, 2018.

Our ACS certified department offers bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The successful candidate will have the primary responsibility of teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. Additional courses may be assigned. The standard load is equivalent to 24 credits per year with 6 credits reassigned for research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a research program in organic chemistry that includes undergraduate student researchers. Start-up funds will be provided for research, and the successful candidate will have access to an amply equipped laboratory and to the full range of instrumentation available in the department.

Research publication is required for promotion and tenure. Service responsibilities include serving on committees at the department, college, and campus levels.

IU South Bend’s 2014–2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 8,000 students, 24% self-identify as minorities. The population of Hispanic students is approaching 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of African American students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.

Basic Qualifications

Requirements for the position include

- a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the time of employment and demonstrated research potential.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Evidence of teaching ability/potential
- Evidence of laboratory experience in organic chemistry
- Ability to function effectively in our department and within the university
- Ability to serve a diverse student population
- Applicants should provide evidence of demonstrated commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and research.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions should be directed to search committee chair, Gretchen Anderson at

Additional Qualifications

- Candidates with relevant postdoctoral and/or visiting assistant professorship experience are preferred.
- Experience teaching undergraduate chemistry is highly desirable.
- Experience with a variety of chemical instrumentation
- Medicinal chemistry or nanotechnology research experience

Salary and Rank Competitive
Special Instructions

In addition to the required documents, please provide the following:

- at RESEARCH AGENDA, submit a research plan
- at OTHER, submit unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
- at OTHER 2, submit any other documents you feel would benefit your application

For Best Consideration Date 09/30/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # SB-2017009

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other
  5. Research Agenda
  6. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other 2
  2. Statement of Research and Teaching