Department of Chemistry



Non-Tenure Stream Position - Pitt Johnstown



The Chemistry Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown invites applications for a three-year, full-time position in Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications. Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown provides a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown offers a supportive living-learning environment, that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, that is current, and that is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and the needs of our communities.  Our campus is located on 650 picturesque acres in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.  The Department of Chemistry offers a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. For more information visit our web site:


Teaching responsibilities include Preparation for Chemistry, General Chemistry lecture and lab, laboratory courses for health professions and engineers, and upper level courses in his/her area of expertise. The successful candidate will also prepare laboratories for execution, supervise student workers and participate in the development of new laboratory experiments for the above-mentioned courses. New faculty will be expected to contribute to departmental teaching requirements and responsibilities at all levels of our programs.  The ability to develop a general education course for non-science majors is desirable. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in Chemical Education or one’s area of expertise through appropriate professional development and participate in service to the Department and the University. 



Masters in Chemistry or related field, Ph.D. preferred; preference will be given to those with the ability to teach a first year General-Organic-Biochemistry course; demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level through experience; excellence in oral and written communication skills and evidence of experience teaching General Chemistry. Ability to teach General Chemistry and labs should be documented by at least one of the following: letter of reference, peer review of teaching, student evaluations or teaching awards.  


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Starting Date:  August 2018


To ensure full consideration, materials must be received by January 15, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

Application package will include: (1) Letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) evidence of quality teaching, (5) plans for professional development (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies will suffice for initial screening), (7) statement of eligibility for employment in the United States (if not a US citizen or a permanent resident), and (8) three current and relevant letters of recommendation, mailed directly to the Chair of the Search Committee. 


Send application packet to:

         Dr. Ryan Bird

         NTS Chemistry Search

         Department of Chemistry

         University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

         Johnstown, PA 15904

Direct electronic applications and/or questions to


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