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Assistant Professor Specializing in Analytical Chemistry

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Chemistry - 208110
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Position Summary:

The Opportunity
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Dayton invites applications for a benefit-eligible, tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor from candidates with the education, skills, and experience to teach fundamental and advanced classes in analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis starting on August 16, 2024. Although all candidates with research interests and experience in analytical or bioanalytical chemistry are invited to apply, candidates with a research focus in at least one area of forensic science are preferred. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary with full benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, support for a dual-career program for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty, a relocation package, and tuition remission benefits.

Department of Chemistry
The American Chemical Society certified Department of Chemistry at the University of Dayton is an exciting, collaborative place to work where opportunities exist to collaborate with department colleagues and other colleagues from across campus. The department offers a B.A degree in chemistry; B.S. degrees in: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a growing graduate program including an accelerated Bachelors Plus Masters degree path and a M.S. in Chemistry. Recognizing the value of hands-on training opportunities, the department supports undergraduate research (including numerous supported summer research projects) where students gain experience using a wide-array of shared instrumentation. Recent instrument acquisitions include: GC/MS, UV-VIS-NIR, TGA, DSC, Bipotentiostat, and a Bruker 400 MHz NMR. In fall 2024, renovations are planned on the research laboratories and offices available to tenured and tenure track faculty. Additional information regarding ongoing research, facilities, and current faculty at UD can be found at the Department of Chemistry Webpage: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/chemistry/academic/chemistry/

The University
UD is one of the nation’s largest Catholic, Marianist universities, and the largest private university in Ohio. Situated in the dynamic city of Dayton, OH, and grounded in its Catholic, Marianist tradition, UD provides education to develop the whole student and is committed to experiential learning.

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive, and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources, and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and to sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Dayton, Ohio
Dayton was named as #5 in the nation on Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings report and offers the lowest housing costs among Ohio’s other largest metros: Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus. With a burgeoning downtown area, 20 expansive metroparks, a bike-(and now scooter!) share program, several historic neighborhoods, and of course, the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park, this is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic. To learn more about Dayton, please go to https://www.daytoncvb.com/ or https://udayton.edu/life/city-of-dayton.php

A successful candidate is expected to actively and deeply engage in teaching, research and service. Tenure-track faculty teach a 3/3 load (3 courses per semester (fall/spring)). Courses may be foundational general chemistry courses for majors and non-majors, quantitative analysis, analytical chemistry and/or other courses consistent with department needs and candidate interest. The department is also developing a new forensic chemistry concentration, and potentially a new forensic chemistry degree, within five years. Successful candidates are expected to develop a high-quality, visible and externally funded research program for undergraduates and/or graduate students with work published in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the vibrancy of the university environment by engaging in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • ABD nearing completion in Chemistry within the general area of Analytical Chemistry, or a closely related field, at time of application.
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Desire to teach foundational undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry
  • Applicants must have a record of research in Analytical Chemistry subjects either published or in press within peer reviewed publications
  • Record of professional presentations at local, national or international meetings.
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Research and/or teaching expertise in analytical or bioanalytical chemistry and one or more of the following: forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, forensic DNA analysis and/or another area of forensic science
  • Post doctoral and/or industry/faculty experience
  • Successful experience in any or all of the following:
    • Teaching chemistry classes or laboratories at the college or university level.
    • Teaching general chemistry lecture courses as the instructor of record
    • Teaching chemistry lab courses as the instructor of record
    • Using online course management systems
    • Utilizing innovative teaching approaches and technology to engage students and foster community
    • Teaching and/or mentoring people from socially and culturally diverse communities
    • Working collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff
    • Developing innovative pedagogies for 1st year course sequence
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Commitment to the breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition of social justice and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of:

  • Cover letter addressing all minimum requirements and any preferred qualifications met
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 1 - 2 page statement of the candidate's vision for using innovative teaching approaches and technology to effectively deliver course content while engaging and fostering an inclusive community with students.
  • 1 - 2 page statement of research interests including any potential high value (>$100k) instrument purchases required to support your initial research ideas and your thoughts on how you would incorporate undergraduates into your research programs.
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • If PhD is not transcripted, please submit a letter from your advisor indicating coursework is complete and indicating the anticipated completion date of Ph.D.
  • Contact information for three references; references will be contacted later in the search process.
  • Posting closes at 11:55 PM EDT May 9, 2025
Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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