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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Employee Type: Full Time
Location: Angola, Indiana


The Department of Science at Trine University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Chemistry at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2021. 

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education in both the classroom and the laboratory.  The successful candidate should have a PhD in the area of Analytical chemistry and/or Biochemistry, with a preference for someone with experience in both disciplines.  Teaching responsibilities will include General Chemistry as well as courses in the areas of Analytical and Biochemistry including: Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis, and Biochemistry I and II.   In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in campus culture, contribute to a highly collaborative department, participate in small-scale undergraduate research, and advise and mentor students. 

Department Statement

The Department of Science at Trine University is a part of the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences, and offers B.S. degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and forensic science.  The department is housed in the Best Hall of Science and has recently moved into a new $6.6 million, 26,000 square-foot addition.  The addition includes new anatomy and physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, organic, and physical/inorganic chemistry laboratories as well as space for student research.  The department is well equipped with an impressive collection of analytical and biochemical instrumentation used in supporting both teaching and research.  Analytical instrumentation includes multiple FTIR and UVVIS spectrometers as well as Fluorescence, AA and Microwave Plasma spectrometers.  Chromatography equipment includes HPLC and multiple GCs (TCD, FID, NPD, MS detection).  Biochemistry instrumentation includes cryo-storage, Sorvall RC 6 Plus centrifuge with multiple rotors, DNA and protein gel apparatus, nanodrop lite spectrometer, and an Anasazi Eft-60 NMR. 

Application materials including, a detailed curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Required Education

A Ph.D. in chemistry is required however promising ABD candidates will also be considered.  

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


Full-time, faculty-line salary and benefit schedule. 

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.