EMPLOYMENT TERMS: Full-time, Tenure track position


PRIMARY DUTY:  Teach primarily general chemistry lecture and labs, and a course in Physical Chemistry lecture and lab. The successful candidate may also be asked to develop and teach new course(s) related to areas of their specialization.  Expertise in materials or polymer science is especially desirable.



1.       Teach course work in the introductory chemistry sequence, lecture and lab.

2.       Teach course work, lecture and lab, in an upper-level course of Physical Chemistry.

3.       Teach other courses as assigned, carrying a teaching load of 12 load hours per semester.

4.       Engage in scholarly activity related to the discipline, preferably involving undergraduate researchers.

5.       Participate in the business of the department by attending departmental meetings, preparation of curricula focused on their area of expertise, and provide support to other faculty members.

6.       Assist in the maintenance of equipment in the laboratory, develop plans for laboratory practical sessions, and provide materials to students.

7.       Serve the Department and University on committees as assigned.

8.       Hold seven office hours/week.

9.       Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction and mentorship as appropriate.

10.   Create and maintain an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

11.   Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.



Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in physical or inorganic chemistry or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of their degree may be considered. Experimentalists with research interests in the areas of sustainable materials or technology, materials science, nanoscience, next-generation energy technologies, green manufacturing, or sustainability-enhancing technologies are especially encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will be strongly committed to teaching and creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom, laboratory, and faculty office


EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Typical university classroom, office, and laboratory conditions.


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to complete essential functions in the classroom and laboratory

To apply for this job email your details to hrwebpg@nwmissouri.edu

About Northwest Missouri State University

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 110 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 8,000 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and nearly 100 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $6,800 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.