Human Resources

Assistant Professor Chemistry

The ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry at Muskingum University invites applications for a tenure-track biochemist faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall semester of 2021. Teaching responsibilities will include biochemistry, introductory chemistry, and chemistry courses for non-science majors, together with the possibility of teaching upper level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.   

 The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a range of learners, including non-science majors, students interested in the health sciences and nutrition, and those seeking admission to medical professional schools and graduate programs in chemistry/biochemistry.   Professional activity, including publication, is required for tenure.  Excellent student advising and facilitation of experiential learning through community connections is an expectation for all faculty at Muskingum.

A PhD in chemistry by the start date is required, along with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, research, and service to the University.  ABD candidates will be considered, with the understanding that the terminal degree must be completed within one year and rank will be instructor.  An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University particularly welcomes applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord.  The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000.    The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population. 

Applicants should submit the following materials to

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications described for this position,
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statements of teaching philosophy and research plans
  • Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts 
  • A list of three professional references with contact information and relationship to the applicant to

Questions may be directed to Dr. Lois Zook-Gerdau, Chair, Chemistry Department at  Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon successful completion of a background check through the University’s background check agency. 


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