Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • University of The Incarnate Word
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Chemistry

Job Description

 UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the School of Math, Science & Engineering at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry position beginning August 2023. Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. Faculty members at the University are evaluated in teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities for tenure and/or promotion.

Full-time faculty at UIW are expected to teach four courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring semester. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

This position is considered a "Responsible Employee" under Title IX federal regulations and "Mandatory Reporter" under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions
  • Teach lower and upper chemistry lecture and laboratory courses that align with professional expertise and the needs of the department; 
  • Participate in curriculum development and contribute to the department's planning and growth;
  • Advise students and providing individual help to students during weekly office hours;
  • Provide academic and career advising of chemistry and biochemistry majors;
  • Establish an active undergraduate research program;
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to teach lower and upper-level undergraduate chemistry courses
  • Knowledge in pedagogy and teaching techniques for first-time college students and students from underserved populations;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Effective instructional delivery;
  • Proficient in the use of instructional technology;
  • Ability to actively engage students in the learning process;
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom;
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
Required Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field.

Required Work Experience


Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in mentoring undergraduate students in research;
  • Previous teaching experience and/or postdoctoral study.
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations


Work Hours

Based on course assignment.

Physical Demands

None specified.

Posting Number: UN643PO

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Faculty

Desired Start Date: 08/14/2023

Reports to: Dr. Carlos Garcia, Dean

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Open Date: 06/29/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:

1) cover letter/letter of application,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) statement of teaching philosophy,
4) proposal of their research plan,
5) unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and
6) contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.


UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion.

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