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Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry
About the Position: Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning September 15, 2016.  The Chemistry Department and the College of Sciences and Engineering are committed to WWU's strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle.  The Chemistry Department serves about 300 majors and offers M.S., B.S., and B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and a combined B.A. with Education degree.  The B.S. Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.  More than half of all undergraduate chemistry majors are active in faculty-mentored research projects.  Many of these students present their work regionally and nationally and are co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.

About the College/Department: Chemistry
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to teach quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis as well as general chemistry and appropriate special topics courses.  Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate students.
Required Qualifications:
  • An earned Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution by time of appointment
  • Record of or potential for high quality undergraduate teaching
  • Record of high quality scholarship in the chemical sciences
  • Commitment to establishing a vigorous research program involving undergraduate students; the focus of an individual's research specialization is open to all relevant areas of analytical chemistry
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • Industrial experience in analytical chemistry
  • Ability to initiate or participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations
Academic Emphasis: Analytical Chemistry
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Interested candidates must apply online via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).

To submit your application, please log in at www.wwu.edu/jobs and attach the following documents: (1) a cover letter addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (4) a detailed statement of research plans (max. length of four pages, not including references), and (5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interest. 

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation electronically submitted to: AnalyticalSearch2015@wwu.edu.
Other Information: Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Prof. Steven Emory at (360) 650-7437 or steven.emory@wwu.edu
Job Posted: 8/4/2015
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins October 1, 2015; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 150271
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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