Position: The Department of Chemistry at Northern Michigan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in support of our new Medicinal Plant Chemistry major. This is a campus-based, tenure-track position open to specialties in phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, natural products, analytical chemistry or plant biochemistry, to begin in August 2020. The Department of Chemistry has seventeen full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in ACS-certified chemistry, biochemistry, forensic biochemistry, and medicinal plant chemistry. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.nmu.edu/chemistry. Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a topspot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will take an active role in our new Medicinal Plant Chemistry program. Teaching assignments may include the capstone courses in this program (CH420/CH421), the medicinal plant chemistry seminar courses, and other courses dependent on the applicants' qualifications. The successful applicant is also expected to establish a research program related to some aspect of plant chemistry that would actively involve undergraduates. Appropriate levels of departmental and university service are a part of the position’s responsibilities.
Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through November 18, 2019. Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references. To apply for this position please visit: https://employMe.nmu.edu. NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry or a closely related field. Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills. Commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to develop research projects appropriate for NMU and appropriate for undergraduate student involvement. Excellent problem-solving skills and laboratory diagnostic capabilities. Ability to work well with an instructional team, including but not limited to fellow instructors and laboratory assistants.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Post-doctoral experience; teaching experience at the university level; interest in and experience with medicinal plants. Familiarity with modern analytical instrumentation, familiarity with production (cultivation, extraction, or purification) of medicinal plant products. Research interests in secondary plant metabolites.
About Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.