Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemical Education

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford, Mississippi, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level in the area of CHEMICAL EDUCATION to begin in August 2024. Areas of specialization could include but are not limited to pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, STEM outreach, assessment and other themes related to inclusive pedagogy in chemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field as well as relevant professional experience after obtaining the doctoral degree. 

The Department has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 teaching faculty, and a vibrant graduate Ph.D. program. Construction of a new $175M STEM education facility on campus is underway that will foster interdisciplinary opportunities to fulfill our commitment to inclusive excellence in chemical education. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; provide mentorship for graduate and undergraduate researchers; perform service to the department, college, and university; and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Applications must be submitted online (https://careers.olemiss.edu or here for the direct link) and should include a cover letter, a current CV, research plans, and a teaching philosophy statement. Because the University of Mississippi is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community as outlined in its Pathways to Equity plan (https://chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity), applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references that will provide letters of recommendation. 

This tenure-track position is included in the University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts multi-year faculty cluster hire initiative. This initiative is designed to expand our understanding of multicultural competence in a number of areas including, among others to be named in future years: successful, effective, and ethical leadership; inclusive pedagogy in STEM; and Black intellectual thought in the Humanities. We seek scholars and scholarship with a focus on the experiences of African Americans and other underrepresented groups and attention to identities with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. The goal is to attract and support a diverse cohort of tenure-track scholars who will produce cutting-edge research, scholarship, and creative achievement around the theme of inclusive pedagogy in STEM. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the College of Liberal Arts website at https://libarts.olemiss.edu/cluster-hire/.