Assistant Professor

University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
September 20 2018
Other, Education
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The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a position at the rank of assistant professor in chemistry and learning sciences beginning August 16, 2019. We seek applicants with a record of research and publication focusing at the nexus of an area of Chemistry Education Research and the Learning Sciences. Candidates may hold a doctorate in chemistry or may hold a master’s degree in chemistry in addition to a doctorate in the Learning Sciences or a closely related field. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record of research and scholarship focused on supporting college and/or pre-college level chemistry learners. Position responsibilities include programmatic research and scholarship with high potential for extramural funding. Final authorization of the position depends upon availability of state funding.

The UIC Chemistry Department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and graduate degrees that encompass a broad range of research areas in Chemistry including Chemistry Education Research. The department hosts excellent facilities to support teaching and learning experiences for undergraduate students with newly remodeled and updated classroom laboratories for instruction in addition to research space for the design and evaluation of new educational interventions related to chemistry instruction. More information can be found at The UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) is a unit dedicated to the support of multidisciplinary research on learning and teaching in formal and informal contexts, and to the design, development and evaluation of learning environments, curriculum materials, and educational practices appropriate for the 21st century. The institute encompasses 100+ members including more than a dozen faculty, 40 research and administrative staff, 20 Learning Sciences graduate students, along with varying numbers of graduate and undergraduate students representing multiple disciplines. More information can be found at

For fullest consideration, please complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and upload a letter of application indicating applicant qualifications, a vita, and a separate one-page statements outlining future teaching and research plan at  by October 31, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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