Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Monmouth, Oregon (US)
WOU’s Salary Schedule can be found in Article 16 of the WOUFT-CBA 2017-2020.
September 25 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Recruitment #:                  F1911

Application Deadline:      Review begins December 2, 2019. Position open until filled.

Salary Range:                    WOU’s Salary Schedule can be found in Article 16 of the WOUFT-CBA 2017-2020.


Western Oregon University’s offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Department/Division / Job Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at Western Oregon University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. This is a full-time, 9-month, position with summer session employment opportunities available, should it be desired. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in organic chemistry, experimental chemistry, and other program supportive offerings. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates.

Start date: September 16th, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:

•             Ph.D. in organic or organometallic chemistry. ABD accepted although all degree requirements must be met by September 16th, 2020.

•             At least 3 months of college/university level teaching which may include online teaching

•             Ability to use technologies for teaching and learning

•             Research interests that complement or expand on current programming within the Department of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, or Traditional Chemistry)

Contact Information:

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Patricia Flatt, Search Committee Chair, at

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or

Application Instructions:

You may submit all materials online at

Required application materials (PDF preferred):

1.            WOU Employment Application available at

2.            Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community

3.            Statement of teaching philosophy including innovative teaching strategies

4.            Curriculum vita

5.            Contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

6.            Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials to:

F1911, Asst. Professor, Organic Chemistry, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR E-mail to; OR fax to: 503-838-8144

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.