Assistant Professor in Chemistry Education Research at the University of North Texas

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position specializing in Chemistry Education Research, to begin September 1, 2023. The selected candidate is expected to play an important role in the current revitalization of our Ph.D. program in Chemistry Education, while also engaging in externally funded research and contributing to the department’s teaching mission. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research, or a closely related field. The Chemistry Education Ph.D. program is actively being revitalized, and our faculty view this program as a key component of our strategic plan to grow and diversify interdisciplinary research in our department. Candidates should have a record of published research in chemistry education, a strong commitment to research and teaching, compelling plans for an independent research program, and the desire to collaborate with current chemistry education research faculty as well as utilize existing discipline-based education research resources across campus. Experience teaching chemistry at the college and/or secondary school level will be viewed favorably. Postdoctoral research experience is also preferred. Research experience or interests may include but are not limited to pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, assessment, and quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

UNT is a Carnegie R1 research university with a diverse population of over 42,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The UNT Chemistry Department is currently in a growth phase, with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty members in the next few years. Current research strengths include computational chemistry, materials chemistry, and catalysis, as well as a growing interdisciplinary emphasis on chemical biology.
Applicants should submit materials at the following link: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and diversity statement are requested. A list of names and contact information for three references should also be submitted. In addition, the applicant should arrange for the three reference letters to be emailed confidentially to Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Molly B. Atkinson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of North Texas, Denton, TX