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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Application package will include: (1) Letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) plans for professional development including undergraduate research plans with required equipment and facilities, (5) evidence of quality teaching, (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies will suffice for initial screening), (7) statement of eligibility for employment in the United States (if not a US citizen or a permanent resident), and (8) three current and relevant letters of recommendation (electronic letters will suffice for initial screening). Successful candidates must provide official transcripts and three hard-copy letters of recommendation. Send application to: Dr. Thomas J. Malosh, Chair Biochemistry Search Department of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Johnstown, PA 15904 Direct electronic applications and/or questions to malosh@pitt.edu The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department Name 41222-Johnstown Nat Sci-Chemistry
Position Number 0003386
Position Details

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown invites applications for a tenure stream, full­ time, teaching and research position in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown provides a first­ class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt Johnstown offers a supportive living-learning environment, that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, that is current, and that is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and the needs of our communities. The Department of Chemistry offers a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. For more information visit our web site: www.upj.pitt.edu/chemistry.

Responsibilities:
Teaching duties include lower and upper level chemistry courses, particularly two-term biochemistry with labs, upper level course(s) in the applicant’s area of expertise, and general chemistry. The biochemistry sequence serves a diverse group of students including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, and pre-professional majors. New faculty will contribute to departmental teaching requirements and responsibilities at all levels. The abilities to develop a general education course for non-science majors, and to develop term-wide speaking or writing modules, are desirable. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in one’s area of expertise, establishing an active research program involving undergraduates, student advising, and service to the Chemistry Department and to the University. The successful candidate will also coordinate the Biochemistry Program.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field (completed by time of hire) with evidence of a strong grounding in both chemistry and biochemistry; demonstrated commitment to teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution; evidence of experience with modem instrumentation as employed in biochemistry; excellence in oral and written communication. The ability to teach biochemistry and general chemistry should be documented by at least one of the following: letter of reference, peer review of teaching, student evaluations, or teaching awards.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Starting Date: Fall 2018

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018. Review will
continue until position is filled.

Application Process

Application package will include: (1) Letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) plans for professional development including undergraduate research plans with required equipment and facilities, (5) evidence of quality teaching, (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies will suffice for initial screening), (7) statement of eligibility for employment in the United States (if not a US citizen or a permanent resident), and (8) three current and relevant letters of recommendation (electronic letters will suffice for initial screening). Successful candidates must provide official transcripts and three hard-copy letters of recommendation.

Send application to:
Dr. Thomas J. Malosh, Chair
Biochemistry Search Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Johnstown, PA 15904
Direct electronic applications and/or questions to malosh@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 12/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/07/2018
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