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Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Position Deleted on 3/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Warrensburg, MO
Faculty - Science - Chemistry
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Position Description: A tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position to teach Analytical Chemistry, upper division courses in expertise, lower division chemistry courses, and direct undergraduate research. (Position No. 997656)

Appointment Date: August 2013

Application Deadline: Review begins 16th January 2013 and continues until position is filled.

  1. Received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry by the appointment date;
  2. Formal training or demonstrated experience in analytical chemistry;
  3. Experience with instrumentation and techniques commonly used in modern chemistry laboratories;
  4. Experience in organizing classroom activities and supervising laboratories;
  5. Demonstrated skills for teaching undergraduate students, both majors and non-majors;
  6. Demonstrated ability to direct undergraduate research;
  7. Demonstrated effective communication skills in both written and oral form;
  8. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population.
The University of Central Missouri is a comprehensive university that enrolls some 11,600 students in 150 undergraduate and graduate programs. Central is dedicated to providing an accessible education experience for those who are qualified. Additional information may be found at

The biochemistry and chemistry program is housed in The School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences. The program offers an ACS certified BS degree in Chemistry as well as BS degrees in Biochemistry and Forensics Chemistry. The faculty are dedicated to quality undergraduate instruction with a strong emphasis in undergraduate research. A typical teaching load is 9-12 lecture/lab contact hours each semester. The program has experienced substantial growth in recent years and currently has 125 majors. During their training students use a variety of modern instruments and a computer lab equipped with software for computation and modeling studies. Chemistry is well equipped for undergraduate teaching and research, instrumentation includes Fluorescence, UV-Vis, DSC, FTIR, GC/MS, HPLC, AA, and a new 300 MHz Bruker FTNMR. Renovation of a 3000sqf undergraduate research facility will be completed spring, 2013. Additional information can be found at

UCM has a diverse student population. The students are admitted to the university based on a moderately selective admissions process. Many students are first generation college students with a strong work ethic. The educational experiences at Central are enhanced by smaller class sizes and a 20:1 student/faculty ratio. The chemistry students are actively involved in our award winning ACS student affiliate chapter and enter graduate schools, professional schools, and industry upon graduation.

UCM is located in Warrensburg, which has a population of about 17,000. It is ideally situated in the rolling hills of Missouri, just 50 minutes southeast of Kansas City. Only a short drive away are major resort lakes and numerous recreational opportunities. The cost of living is lower here than most parts of the country and housing costs are quite reasonable.

To apply:
Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position #997656. Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application that includes statements describing teaching philosophy and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, and transcripts showing undergraduate and graduate degrees completed. Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three additional professional references.

Review of complete applications begins January 16, 2013 and continues until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be sent to Jason Holland Search Committee Chair, email: .

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660) 543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants for this position complete the on-line faculty profile and submit to the appropriate position for consideration at All documents requested for this position must also be attached to the faculty profile at the time of application. Only completed on line faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position
The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO ADA employer.
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