Overview

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 89,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

WWU is one of 24 institutions in the USA to receive funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Program, which supports the Advancing Excellence and Equity in Science program in the College of Science and Engineering.

About the Department

The College of Science and Engineering and Chemistry Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this faculty position

The Chemistry Department has 21 tenure track faculty, serves about 300 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate students annually, and offers a variety of degrees in Biochemistry or Chemistry (M.S., B.S., B.A.), along with a combined B.A. with Education degree. About 50% of the majors focus on Biochemistry. More than half of our undergraduate majors are active in faculty-mentored research projects, and many present their work at national meetings and are co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.

About the Position

The successful candidate will be required to teach lecture and lab courses in several areas. These areas may include but are not limited to Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, General Chemistry and appropriate special topics courses. This person must be committed to quality undergraduate education and to fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students.