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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Work type: Full Time, Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Chemistry and Geosciences of the Jacksonville State University’s School of Science is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chemistry.

As part of a University strategic recruitment in medicinal chemistry, Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure track medicinal inorganic chemistry position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2021.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related discipline.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively teach undergraduate students in our chemistry program. The program consists of three tracks; a track in medicinal chemistry for students interested in medical or pharmaceutical chemistry, a track in pre-health professional chemistry, and a track with the American Chemical Society Certification (ACS). The successful candidate will have a background in inorganic chemistry and be able to teach Inorganic and Organic chemistry, plus labs, General Chemistry I and II plus labs, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of interest. The position is open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 14, 2021.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level. They must be innovative with students both in and out of the classroom. They must be able to conduct faculty-led undergraduate research and be willing to take students to conferences and oversee their preparation to present their work. Our faculty must embrace a culture of mentorship, be active in recruiting students to our program, and maintain active engagement in scholarship.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin in January 2021 and will continue until the posting closes. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents on this site.

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