Assistant or Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Job posting number: #7069966

Posted: September 18, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About This Role:

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Organic Chemistry, broadly defined, to begin in August 2021. The successful applicant will be expected to direct an independent research program that will attract extramural funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, and excel in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Organic Chemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related discipline and a strong track record of scientific achievement. Senior applicants must also have a strong history of successful mentorship and extramural funding.

Why Join Us:

The Chemistry Department at Kansas State University hosts active, vibrant teaching and research programs and is widely recognized as one of the University’s leaders in these areas. It was founded in 1873 and belongs to the College of Arts and Sciences. The department is housed in King Hall and the CBC Building and is populated by 22 tenure track and teaching faculty, approximately 65 graduate students and postdocs, and many undergraduate researchers. Research projects within the department span a broad range of topics in the areas of medicinal chemistry, materials science, and biological chemistry. These projects are well funded by numerous federal, state, and university agencies as well as by private foundations and industry. Our departmental teaching and research programs are facilitated by a glass shop, a machine shop, and an electronics shop, all of which are staffed by professional technicians, as well as a chemical storeroom and departmental instrument labs with NMR, HPLC, and X-ray crystallography capabilities, staffed by Ph.D-level specialists.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.

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We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty, and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world

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