Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, Chemisty

  • Full-time
  • Type of employment: Regular full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried/teaching/stipend)
  • Job Classification: Faculty
  • Department: Chemistry

Company Description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

Job Description

The Chemistry Department at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry, beginning August 2023.  For full consideration applications should be received by October 21, 2022.  

The Chemistry Department seeks individuals with a passion for engaging students of all backgrounds in the exploration of chemistry.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach general chemistry, organic chemistry, associated labs, preferred sub-specialty (organic, inorganic, material, polymer) in our ACS accredited undergraduate program, and develop courses meeting Augsburg’s commitment to the Liberal Arts and scientific literacy.  


Candidates should demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and professional activities / scholarship which engages undergraduates and stimulates their vocational potential.  Doctoral candidates will be considered if the doctorate will be completed by August 2023. Post-doctoral/industrial experience, and/or previous college-level teaching experience preferred.  

If appropriate, part of your workload may include time to develop and set up a research program to engage with students and seek external funding.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities in working in an academic community committed to mentoring undergraduates and intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.

Additional Information

Application Instructions and Requirements

To apply for this position, please go to https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/, and submit the following documents (merge into one PDF file, please):

  • Cover letter –your cover letter specifically should:

    • Describe your commitment to teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level;

    • Express your interest in Augsburg University.     

  • Teaching Philosophy and evidence of inclusive teaching across the undergraduate curriculum.

  • A ~2-page plan to leverage scholarship / skills to provide professional growth to Augsburg’s diverse body of students.

  • Complete curriculum vitae

  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Michael Wentzel, [email protected] .

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email: [email protected]

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