Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry
The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, starting in August 2024. This position will teach courses in organic chemistry and organic chemistry lab to both majors and non-majors. Additional teaching responsibilities may include organic and biochemical chemistry courses related to the new UNI nursing and material science and engineering programs. This position may also have the opportunity to develop classes in their particular area of interest to meet the needs of students. The Department is interested in candidates with research interests in any area of organic chemistry that is compatible within the infrastructure of UNI.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry currently has eleven full-time faculty members, three instructors, two laboratory specialists, and a secretary. An electronics technician also has work space in the Department. The faculty specializations include analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. The Department emphasizes both teaching and research at the undergraduate level. The Department has approximately 100 students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry and offers ACS-certified BS degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry, as well as BA degrees with emphases in chemistry, biochemistry, and chemistry teaching. The Department also contributes to the graduate program in Science Education. The Department has excellent physical facilities for both teaching and research. Instrumentation in the Department includes FPLC, HPLC, various spectrometers (several UV-vis; far-, mid-, and near-IR; Raman; and 400 MHz multinuclear NMR), GC, LC-MS, GC-MS, TGA, DSC, AA, SEM, AFM, DNA analyzer, qPCR, electrophoresis equipment, ultracentrifuge, and scintillation counter. The Department also has excellent computational facilities which are supported by the College. For more information about the Department, please see our website at https://chemistry.uni.edu/.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely-related field.
Required qualifications include the ability to teach organic chemistry, a commitment to the development of an active research program involving undergraduate students and leading to publications, a willingness to seek outside funding, and demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience.
Applications received by November 13, 2023 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Kirk Manfredi at 319-273-2295 or Kirk.Manfredi@uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
Type of Employment: Full-Time