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Assistant Professor, Chemistry - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492747
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking an Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Tenure Track in the College of Arts and Sciences starting in the 2022 academic year. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories, upper-level courses and laboratories and will possess a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach under graduate introductory chemistry courses and laboratories for both science/engineering majors and for non-science majors, as well as upper-level chemistry courses and laboratories in the area of the candidate’s specialty.  
  • Engage in research conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate students related to course selection, majors and related areas

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • PhD in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Chemistry

Review of application materials will begin November 22, 2021.  Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, a teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and a statement describing your experiences with diverse student populations and how you intend, through your teaching, research, or service, to contribute to diversity and inclusion in our department and the broader Widener University community.  All documents must be submitted as a single pdf at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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