UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track/tenured) Position Number: #F99716
Assistant or Associate Professor (TT/T), nine-month appointment. The successful candidate will instruct
undergraduate and graduate level courses in chemical education, general chemistry, and courses in the
candidate’s area of expertise, if different from chemical education. The successful candidate will provide
strong service to the department, college and university. In addition, the successful candidate will also be
expected to develop a strong nationally recognized externally funded research program in chemical
education involving strong mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates hired at
the rank of Associate Professor will take on a leadership role in the Chemical Education program within
the Department and assist with implementation of new pedagogy and curriculum changes that support a
strong nationally recognized program in Chemical Education.
This position requires an earned doctorate in chemical education or a closely related field. Degree must
be completed before August 15, 2016.
Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral experience in chemical education. For
appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, at least 5 years experience at the rank of Assistant
Professor, or equivalent, with an existing, strong research program.
Salary and Benefits.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and
dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents
and Spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for
Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements
may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Opportunities for summer instruction may
The first day of faculty contracts for AY 2016 will be August 15, 2016.
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline.
Screening of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty
Positions” then choose “Assistant/Associate Professor – Chemistry and Biochemistry”. Application
documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching
philosophy, statement of research plans, and unofficial or official copies of graduate and undergraduate
school transcripts. In addition to the materials submitted online, the candidate must provide the names of
three references who will be contacted to electronically submit their letter of recommendation.
Recommenders may choose to submit their letters under separate cover to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via
mail to: Chair, Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 98, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the
United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Original transcripts
demonstrating receipt of the required degree(s) must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.
Location and Environment.
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral / Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and
undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a
growing population of 96,000. Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky
Mountains. Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.
The position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of
Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal
regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be
returned or copied for applicants.
The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual
orientation or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of
discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus
Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970- 351-2718.