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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry at Muskingum University invites applications for an Assistant Professor.  This two-year position in biochemistry will begin in Fall 2024.  Applicants with expertise in all areas of biochemistry are encouraged to apply.  We seek an individual who embraces undergraduate teaching, will contribute to program development, and is prepared to mentor a wide range of learners, including those interested in the health sciences and students seeking admission to medical, professional, and graduate schools.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with undergraduate students on independent research projects.

Teaching responsibilities will include general chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry courses for non-science majors, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry is preferred; a master’s degree and significant teaching experience will be considered.  Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to service at the University. 

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 2,500. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as unofficial graduate transcripts to Questions may be directed to Dr. Seth Barrett, Chair, Department of Chemistry at  Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023, 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.

The University actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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