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Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry

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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry
Department Chemistry
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number TBD
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry beginning August 2018.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and a desire to belong to a collegial, vibrant department committed to excellence in the classroom, in the research lab and in P-12 outreach. The NKU Department of Chemistry is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The successful candidate may be eligible to be awarded the Dorothy Westerman Hermann or Ashland Endowed Professorships in Science. Visit for more information on the position.

NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University visit

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to teach analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis and other service chemistry courses as needed in the department. The candidate will also participate in department and university service as needed.

They will also be expected to develop a research program suitable for undergraduate participation with a strong likelihood of external funding and can expect start-up research funds.


A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral experience is highly preferred.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Minimum Education Doctorate
Preferred Education Doctorate

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017F269
Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly describe what interests you in being a faculty member in an undergraduate chemistry department like the one found at NKU.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Provide a brief list of major equipment/instrumentation (>$10,000) that you would need to successfully initiate your undergraduate research program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How would your proposed undergraduate research program align with existing research programs in the NKU Department of Chemistry (see the department website for research descriptions)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Plan
  4. Statement of Teaching Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Transcripts