[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Position - Env. Science & Chemistry, Appalachian State
thaxtoncs at appstate.edu
Fri Oct 24 13:51:19 MDT 2014
The Environmental Science Program and the A. R. Smith Department of
Chemistry at Appalachian State University invite applications for a
jointly appointed, tenure track, nine-month faculty position at the rank
of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015. Applicants must hold a
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field with a
minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Chemistry. Preference will be
given to candidates with post-doctoral experience in research related to
atmospheric or environmental chemistry that would complement atmospheric
aerosol and trace gas research conducted within the Environmental
Science Program and the Department of Chemistry at Appalachian State
University. The successful candidate will receive a joint appointment
with the Environmental Science Program and the A. R. Smith Department of
Chemistry. Promotion and tenure will be conferred by the Department of
The successful candidate will teach introductory and capstone courses in
Environmental Science and introductory, analytical, and environmental
courses in Chemistry with the opportunity to develop and teach advanced
courses in her/his specialty. Applicants must provide evidence of
teaching excellence and should have a commitment to include
undergraduate students in their research plans. The successful applicant
will initiate and sustain an externally funded research program.
The Environmental Science Program (http://environment.appstate.edu),
launched in 2009, is rapidly growing with 50+ majors and 50+ incoming
majors in 2014-2015. The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry
(http://chemistry.appstate.edu/) has approximately 175 undergraduate
majors and 16 tenure-track faculty, and offers a BA degree in Chemistry;
BS degrees in Chemistry are also offered with various concentrations:
ACS Certified, Marketing and Business, Pre-Professional and Paramedical,
Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, and Chemistry
Secondary Education Licensure.
AppalAIR (http://appalair.appstate.edu/) is home to the only co-located
NOAA-ESRL and NASA AERONET aerosol monitoring sites in the eastern U.S,
in addition to an aerosol LIDAR, meteorological station, radiosonde
launching system, trace gas (O3 and CO2), radiation, and cloud
measurements. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an
experimental atmospheric chemistry research program that complements the
existing programs, with preference given to candidates possessing
experience with aerosol chemistry measurements such as Aerosol Mass
Appalachian State University (http://www.appstate.edu) is a member
institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina System.
Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately
18,000 students, primarily in Bachelors and Master’s programs in both
liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional
residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.
Appalachian State University emphasizes undergraduate instruction and
the integration of undergraduate students in research endeavors.
Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2014;
applications will not be accepted after December 1, 2014. Applicants
should send a single pdf file to the chair of the search committee, Dr.
Chris Thaxton, at environment at appstate.edu. The file must contain a (1)
letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate
and graduate school transcripts (copies acceptable); (4) list of three
references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers; (5)
statement of teaching philosophy; and (6) research plan.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its
educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the
terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression,
political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic
information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may
request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr.
Chris Thaxton at environment at appstate.edu (828) 262-6836. Any offer of
employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the
University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be
required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Dr. Chris Thaxton
Director, Environmental Science Program
Director, PSM Programs in Engineering Physics
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC, 28608-2106
thaxtoncs at appstate.edu
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