Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry



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Job description

Lincoln University PA

The Department of Chemistry at Lincoln University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by the hire date. The Department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The department has been successful in preparing its students for graduate and professional school and is seeking an individual who is committed to this effort.
  • Teaching duties include lower and upper level chemistry courses, including general chemistry, the two-semester Physical Chemistry courses with labs, and upper level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.
  • The ability to teach lecture and laboratory courses for health professionals and other non-science majors is desirable.
  • Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in one’s area of expertise; establishing an active, externally-funded research program involving undergraduates; and service to the department and the university.
  • A Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (completed by the time of hire).
  • Evidence of experience in modern instrumentation used in Physical Chemistry.
  • Evidence of experience teaching courses in Physical and general chemistry and associated lab courses.
  • Ability to teach Physical Chemistry, a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.
  • Ability to establish a funded research program.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.
Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work.  Travel for administrative work is expected.  The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

How to apply

Apply online
The application should include:
(1) a letter of application,
(2) a current curriculum vita,
(3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice for initial screening),
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and
(5) three current and relevant letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Other documentation may be requested.

Specific questions can be directed to Dr. Robert Langley, Interim Chair and Professor of the Department of Physics and Chemistry ( or by calling 484-365-8074.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the institution is available through

Lincoln University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lincoln University (LU) is the United States' first degree-granting historically black university. It is located near the town of Oxford in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The university also hosts a Center for Graduate Studies in the City of Philadelphia. Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate coursework to approximately 2,500 students.