[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Position - Env. Science & Chemistry, Appalachian State

Chris Thaxton 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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