Assistant Professor - Environmental Chemistry

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Environmental Chemistry
Additional Information

We are ranked by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the largest producers of ACS-accredited chemistry majors in the state of Indiana. We also rank in the top 10 percent in the nation in the number of graduating ACS-accredited chemistry majors. We are a department that has a long history of focusing our efforts on giving our undergraduate and graduate students a high-quality learning experience in both the classroom and the laboratory settings. We incorporate problem-solving sessions into many courses, have faculty supervision in all laboratories, encourage cooperative learning, and provide numerous opportunities for both formal and informal student-faculty interactions.

Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year

This is a tenure-track position for a faculty member who will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in their discipline as well as teach general chemistry courses. The faculty member will also develop an active research program in environmental chemistry and complement the department’s existing research programs.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree in Chemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in environmental chemistry research.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department Chemistry:700070
Department Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201500208F
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date
Posting Date 01/19/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 03/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Also required is a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of the proposed research. Please upload to your application one document which includes both of these under the section labeled ‘Other.’

The three references you include in your application will be contacted electronically to submit confidential letters of reference on your behalf.

Doctorate and undergraduate transcripts are required with your application. Official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Dr. Robert Sammelson

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Doctorate Transcripts
  5. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts