Posting Number FAC487P
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Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - #002590
Department Chemistry & Physics
WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get
Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate
evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University
of North Carolina system, invites applications for a 9- month tenure-track
faculty position in physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and
Physics, starting August 1, 2022. Rank will be determined at point of hire.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in
Chemistry (including an ACS-certified degree program) and Forensic Science,
an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an
accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program), and minors in chemistry and
physics. The Department of Chemistry & Physics is located in the new Tom
Apodaca Science Building, which provides the department with state-of-the-art
laboratory and classroom space.
Candidates whose teaching and research interests support the physical
chemistry discipline are preferred. Of particular interest are candidates
whose research agendas are at the interface of chemistry subdisciplines, such
as biophysical, physical organic, and polymer chemistry. Applicants that can
integrate both computational and bench chemistry into their teaching and
research programs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Commitment to Diversity/Equity:
All departments within the College of Arts & Sciences at Western Carolina
University, including the department of Chemistry & Physics, are committed to
attracting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of
faculty. At the College of Arts & Sciences, we value our faculty's and staff's
unique identities and varied experiences. As a college community, we are
dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where ethical
teaching and workplace practices are centered to build a more just workplace.
College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff engage positivity-focused
perspectives as allies and collaborators where potential for impactful change
and movement toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity are goals.
Racial and ethnic minoritized individuals, women, and members of other
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged
university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a
commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a Ph.D.
in chemistry or a closely related field. Although post-doctoral or other
professional experience beyond the Ph.D. is welcome, ABD candidates are also
encouraged to apply.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9
Open Date 09/20/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials must be submitted online and should include: 1) a
letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research
philosophy and plan; 5) list of three references (including contact
information); and 6) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching
philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a description of the types of
courses the applicant would most like to teach. See catalog.wcu.edu for
current course offerings. The submitted research philosophy and plan (ca. 3 –
5 pages) should specifically address how the applicant's scholarship will
support the education of undergraduate and Master's-level students. Review of
application materials will start immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Wallen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of
all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation
of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified
within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are
required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree
which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender
identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information;
political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with
applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the
policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University
promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at email@example.com.
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the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building,
Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111
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activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university
policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire
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