Chemistry: Assistant Professor with teaching and research interests in Analytical Chemistry

A probationary, tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor with teaching and research interests in Analytical Chemistry beginning August 20, 2012.    


  • Applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in analytical chemistry and general chemistry, with the potential for upper-division course assignments related to the candidate's interests.
  • The successful applicant is expected to develop a program of externally funded research; competitive start-up funds are available.
  • In addition to teaching and collaborating with undergraduate students in research, the successful applicant will provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, participate in department, college, and university committee work, and carry out other duties as assigned.  



  • Earned doctorate in any area of chemistry or closely related field is required by October 28, 2011. 
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in analytical chemistry.   
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in chemistry is essential.
  • The ability to bring diverse inclusive experiences and perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for underrepresented groups may be considered an asset. 


The Department of Chemistry at UW-Eau Claire has 16 full-time faculty members and is ACS-certified. The department has a mission of providing high quality undergraduate instruction in the chemical sciences through a combination of lectures, laboratory courses, and collaborative research. The Department of Chemistry emphasizes first-rate classroom teaching at all levels, along with undergraduate research activities that result in peer-reviewed presentations and publications.  

The department maintains standard spectroscopy and chromatography resources, including FT-IR and UV-Vis spectrometers, GCs, and HPLCs. The department also has a gradient 400 MHz NMR with solid-state capability and a TOF-LC-MS. Individual research programs in chemistry are supported by a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, differential scanning calorimeters, a jet-cooled laser spectroscopy system, optical cryostats, and a spectrofluorometer. Instrumentation available through the university's materials science center include TEM, SEM, STM, AFM, Raman microscope, XPS, XRF, powder XRD, and ICP/MS  (with ppq detection limits).  

Tradition of Undergraduate Research at UW-Eau Claire  
UW-Eau Claire is officially recognized within the University of Wisconsin System as the Center of Excellence in Faculty/Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration. UW-Eau Claire is also an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. UW-Eau Claire is nationally recognized as one of the premier Midwestern undergraduate colleges in the public and private Comprehensive University sector (U.S. News and World Report).  

The department was identified by Research Corporation as a national model for undergraduate research and received Research Corporation's first Department Development Grant. Current faculty members actively seek external support from major funding agencies. During the 2004-2010 period, total external funding awarded to the department exceed $4.9 million in support of undergraduate research. Between 1999 and 2010, members of the UW-Eau Claire chemistry faculty published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers or patents, with more than 140 undergraduate student coauthors.

The fruits of this philosophy have been that about 60% of our students go on to graduate or professional schools, with more than 130 completing the Ph.D. since the inception of the chemistry major at UW-Eau Claire. The NSF CASPAR database of Baccalaureate Origins of Chemistry Ph.D.'s shows that in a recent 10-year interval, the chemistry department ranks 19th out of the 886 Comprehensive I and II (Master's)  and Baccalaureate I, II (liberal arts) institutions, putting our department on par in this regard with the nation's elite liberal arts colleges. The students in our program have been admitted into graduate programs at top-tier institutions, including MIT, Cornell University, UC Berkeley, UW-Madison, and others.  

Application Procedure

Materials required:

  • Letter of application;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of research plans (3-5 pages);
  • statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages);
  • graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts sent directly from the institution or unofficial transcripts sent in PDF format will be accepted; in any case, official copies will be required before the position is offered).
  • Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date.

Application materials must be sent electronically as a single PDF document to:   

Only applications electronically sent as a single PDF document will be accepted. Submissions in other formats, including multiple PDF files instead of a single one, will be returned without consideration. Application packages will be acknowledged by e-mail.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 28, 2011.  However, screening may continue until the position is filled.  

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.   

To learn more, visit the Web site: 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 9/16/11