Assistant Professor of Chemistry

St. Edward's University
Austin, Texas (US)
Competitive salary and benefits
August 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward’s University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physical chemistry beginning August 2020.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach both introductory and upper division courses in both physical and general chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary courses. Candidates are expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduates, and participate in other school and department service activities.


A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Postdoctoral and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and engaging in research with undergraduates is required. Experience or interest in pedagogical innovation and implementing active learning in their courses is desired. Candidates with research experience that would enhance our current chemistry degree offerings are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching and research in cross-disciplinary fields such as biophysical, physical organic or materials chemistry is desired. We seek a colleague who will align and expand St. Edward’s University mission, values, and strategic plan. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

About St. Edward’s University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of 3700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s University is a Minority Serving Institution, serving a diverse community that welcomes faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. Within the last decade, the School of Natural Sciences has brought more than 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space online at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward’s also recently acquired the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

How to Apply

Application review will begin October 10, 2019, and continue until position filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at Please include an application letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research interests, a diversity statement, unofficial copies of transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate level), and full contact details of three references.  The required diversity statement must describe how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at St. Edward's through their teaching, research, and service.

St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. citizens and documented workers.