Assistant Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
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Position Overview

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in bioanalytical chemistry, expected to begin in Fall of 2019.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and service and will contribute to the Department’s expertise in bioanalytical chemistry.  The successful candidate  will be a member of the Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers at KU in chemistry, engineering, molecular biosciences, neuroscience, and pharmacy participating in biomedical and bioanalytical research. The individual will also be a member of the Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, an NIH-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at KU. The Center brings together junior and senior faculty from the physical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences at KU and other academic institutions in Kansas to conduct multidisciplinary research to develop and implement cutting-edge technologies for elucidating the genetic, chemical, and physical mechanisms of biological processes involved in disease.
The candidate should have a strong record of research with an emphasis on biomedical applications and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education in chemistry.  A competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with experience. A Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field is expected by the start date of appointment and postdoctoral experience is desirable.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

40% Teaching:

  • Participate actively in undergraduate and graduate instruction in chemistry.
  • Participate in advising both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate in advising and evaluations of graduate students at the Ph.D. and M.S. levels, including directing doctoral dissertations.
  • Hold regular office hours.
  • 40% Research:

  • Develop and maintain an active, well-funded research program in bioanalytical chemistry or related field.
  • Publish research findings in appropriate scholarly outlets.
  • Present papers at professional conferences.
  • 20% Service:

  • Participate in the regular academic activities of the Department of Chemistry, including committee assignments, oral exams, seminars, and student advising.
  • Provide general service to the Department, College, the University, and the discipline.

  • Required Qualifications

    Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through:  (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV; (3) research statement (2-5 pages); (4) graduate and post-graduate coursework; (5) publications and conference presentations in the field; (6) statement of teaching philosophy, experience in making scientific presentations in chemistry and/or previous teaching experience; and (7) information provided from professional references.

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field.
  • Demonstrable research qualifications in the field of bioanalytical chemistry or biomedical analysis.
  • Well-defined plans for development of a vigorous research program of national and international repute in bioanalytical chemistry or a closely allied area.
  • Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in analytical chemistry or related fields.
  • Ability to relate and communicate effectively with graduate students in the context of the research program initiated by the candidate.

  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application package includes: (1) an online application, (2) a cover letter detailing work experience and education experiences, (3) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV (including publications and conference presentations in the field), (4) research statement (2-5 pages), (5) graduate and post-graduate coursework, (6) statement of teaching philosophy, experience in making scientific presentations in chemistry and/or previous teaching experience, (7) and names with contact information for three professional references.  The three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent directly to . 

    Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission.  As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application.  Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  • In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

    Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date is advised. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with experience


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