Assistant Professor-Chemistry

Montana Tech
Butte, MT

Teaching, research and service within the Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in more than one of the following courses, as needed: Physical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, and Inorganic Chemistry. Development of an active, funded research program related to physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, physical biochemistry, physical geochemistry, computational science and/or materials chemistry is expected and working with both undergraduate and master’s level graduate students will be required. Research areas including, but not limited to, physical chemistry, physical geochemistry, computational chemistry, and materials chemistry are targeted for strategic development within the Department and campus.

  • Earned Ph.D. in physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, physical biochemistry, physical geochemistry or in a closely related discipline by the position start date of August 15, 2019
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program;
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Must be able to effectively teach physical chemistry.
  • Teaching experience in Physical Chemistry and Post-doctoral research interests in any of the following areas: physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, physical biochemistry, computational chemistry, materials chemistry, or other areas that support departmental and campus goals,
  • Participating as a faculty member in the interdisciplinary materials science Ph.D. program, Earth Science and Engineering PhD program.
  • Demonstrated success at writing grants, obtaining external funding, supporting graduate students, and publishing research results is also preferred.
For full consideration application materials must be complete. Please include 1)Letter of application, 2) Resume’, 3) Name and contact information for 3 professional references, 4) a one-page maximum teaching philosophy, (5) and a three-page maximum research plan

Applications received by January 15, 2019 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

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