Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research that impacts society and addresses global problems, while maintaining an emphasis on scholarly excellence. Research-active faculty members representing all major areas of chemistry comprise the Chemistry Department at CSU. The department has graduate programs in Analytical, Inorganic, Materials, Organic and Physical Chemistry, and Chemical Biology. Many opportunities for collaboration exist within the Chemistry faculty, across the College of Natural Sciences and across the University.

Position Summary

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University contribute to the educational mission through three defined areas of contribution: teaching, research, and service. As part of the position, faculty will develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, actively participate in undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department chair, participate in service deemed appropriate by the department chair, including department and university governance, continue to develop her/his own scholarly activities, and adhere to the responsibilities of the faculty as delineated in the faculty/staff manual. We aim to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank.

Job Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of truly outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Letters of reference will be requested immediately upon submission of an application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by November 20, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Files of semifinalists (including reference letters) will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Duty/Responsibility

The Faculty member will participate in the undergraduate and graduate classroom curriculum as assigned in collaboration with the Department Chair and Associate Chair in charge of class scheduling. In the Department of Chemistry, a full teaching load is the equivalent of two courses (2-3 credits each) per academic year with some variations based on course demand and need within the Department. In addition, the Faculty is expected to contribute to the education of undergraduate and graduate students via research activities. Specific research-related teaching activities include meeting with students in one-on-one and group settings and critiquing written and verbal communication, as well as other teaching and mentoring activities related to student research.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity Duty/Responsibility

The Faculty member is expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research group in chemistry, broadly defined. As part of this effort, the Faculty will establish a strong track record of extramural funding from governmental and/or non-governmental sources. In addition, there is an expectation for publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts in the appropriate scientific literature. Finally, the Faculty candidate will develop and maintain a research group in order to carry out these activities.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category University & Professional Service/Outreach Duty/Responsibility

The Faculty member will commit a portion of their time to service activities within the Department and University as well as to the broader local and/or scientific community with which they are aligned. Committee assignments within the department are made by the Chair in consultation with the Executive Committee.