Assistant Professor, Chemistry - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States


Detailed Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward's University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning August 2016.


Successful candidates will demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and engaging in research with undergraduates at all levels of the curriculum. Specific course assignments will include analytical, environmental, and chemical instrumentation lectures and laboratories. Additional expectations include establishing and maintaining an active research program in an undergraduate teaching environment, participating in course, curriculum and program development, as well as engaging in other school, university, and community service activities.


A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Postdoctoral and/or undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. The Department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. Experience or interest in pedagogical innovation and implementing active learning in their courses is desired. Candidates with research experience that would enhance our chemistry degree offerings in environmental chemistry or biochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek candidates interested in promoting meaningful interactions between students and faculty that help our majors develop both knowledge and confidence in the professional practice of science regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. The community appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. Within the last decade, the School of Natural Sciences has brought more than 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space online at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward's also recently acquired the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

How to Apply

Application review will begin Nov 1, and continue until position filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at Please include an application letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

To apply, visit:

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

  • academic excellence
  • liberal arts university
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume