Department of Chemistry



Inorganic Materials Chemistry Position - St Cloud State University

Position Available:                 Assistant/Associate Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry,
Tenure-track, nine-month* appointment

Salary:                                     Dependent upon academic qualifications and experience

Date of Appointment:              August 17, 2016


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering (CO
SE) at St.
Cloud State University has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor
of Inorganic Materials Chemistry. The program has 13 full-time chemistry faculty positions and
offers an American Chemical Society approved program. The department is well equipped with major
instrumentation and research facilities, including a Thermo-Nicollet 6700 FT-IR with far IR
capabilities (includes an inspectIR microscope with microATR attachment), an Agilent GC-MS, an
Agilent HPLC, a Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, a Bruker 400 MHz NMR, as well as
access to a JEOL 6060LV SEM, an Asylum Instruments MFP 3D-Bio SPM, a Bruker D8 Discover X-Ray
Diffraction System, TA Thermal analyzers (DSC and TGA), a Malvern DLS and a 1000-Level Clean Room
housed in the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). More information
about the College and the Department can be found at and

Primary duties include teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic
chemistry, masters level courses in materials science, and introductory chemistry courses.
Successful candidates will be expected to engage in collaborative research involving undergraduate
and masters students and academic advising.  In order to be considered for tenure and promotion,
the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: teach effectively and/or perform
effectively in other assignments, produce a record of scholarly or creative achievement or
research, participate in continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and
development, and provide service to the university and community.
Qualifications and
•   Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or materials science with chemistry emphasis is required at the
time of appointment, while candidates with a Ph.D. in related fields may be considered.

•   Teaching experience in inorganic chemistry and materials science.
•     Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to an emerging Professional Science
Master’s program in materials science and instrumentation.
•   Ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedures
& Deadlines:

To apply for this position use the website: (click “Apply” within this posting to
complete application)
The completed application must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae/resume
• Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
• Description of proposed research involving undergraduate and masters students
• Statement of teaching philosophy

Contact Information: E-mail:

For consideration, apply by March 6, 2016; position is open until filled. Materials received after
this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar on
their research and teach an undergraduate-level course during the interview process. Official
transcripts will be required from the finalists at the time of interview.

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter
Faculty Organization, which can be found at:
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To
promote this endeavor, we invite
individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons
with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with
regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as
a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Ellyn Bartges. For additional information,
contact the Office of Equity & Affirmative Action, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.
St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System.