Analytical Chemistry Faculty Position Available at American University

Position Announcement:

Associate or Full Professor: Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences

American University

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenured position from candidates who currently hold a rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position is expected to begin on August 1, 2020. Candidates currently at a rank of Assistant Professor who have a strong record of funding and publication are also encouraged to apply. This hire is part of the expansion of the sciences at AU as the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science and the Neuroscience Program prepare to move into a new, state-of-the-art facility on campus.

The department is specifically searching for a candidate whose research focuses on the detection and identification of chemicals that are relevant to either human health, environmental health, or crime scene and military forensics.

The faculty member hired into this role will continue to grow and develop their research program, teach two classes per semester, and serve on university and departmental committees. The faculty member is also expected to mentor and train undergraduate students (70% of the department’s majors self-identify as either white women or as coming from an underrepresented minority group). Consideration will be given to those who can participate in the Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience PhD program or the proposed PhD program focusing on biological and environmental health.

Please submit applications via:     by October 1st. Include a cover letter, a CV, a description of research program, a statement on teaching and mentoring philosophy, and a list of three references. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair by email: [email protected].

About the Department

There are currently 7 tenure-line faculty and 5 professional teaching faculty members in the department. Many of our faculty collaborate with researchers at the local national laboratories. The department offers an ACS-accredited chemistry major and a biochemistry major. Our undergraduate students are research active and many are authors on published manuscripts. The department houses a suite of analytical instrumentation including TEM with EDS capabilities, SEM with EDS capabilities, NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, powder X-ray diffractometer, DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR, UV-Vis, and more.

About the University

American University is a private institution, recently classified in the “High Research” category by the Carnegie Classification system. The university has shown a strong commitment to supporting and growing the sciences with its recent emphasis on building infrastructure. The Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building opened in 2017 and houses the Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. The Hall of Science, which will house the research program of the current hire, is set to be completed in July of 2020.

The University has recently developed and begun to enact a plan for inclusive excellence. This plan sets diversity, equity, and inclusion as guiding values for American University as it operates within an ever-changing world. We invite candidates to view the University’s statements and commitment to these principles.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.