Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry

Location: Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest Universityexpects to fill a new Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin July 1, 2022. We seek faculty with a commitment to the teacher-scholar model and to enhancing the breadth, depth, and diversity of our chemistry programs. We strive for inclusivity and seek applicants with demonstrated success or interest in working with diverse groups. We especially encourage applications from those belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

The assistant teaching professor position will support the curriculum in areas of general chemistry and biochemistry with a commitment to teaching excellence, advising, and service to our undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Chemistry. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related area. This is a full-time, permanent, non-tenure-track teaching line, offering opportunities for promotion.

We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. Our department is housed in two recently renovated, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, Salem Hall and Wake Downtown. In addition to traditional chemistry degree programs, we support new interdisciplinary programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, and Materials Chemistry. Outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist through various WFU Research Centers and Wake Forest School of Medicine. Wake Forest is a private collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts education with the intellectual vitality and broad opportunities of a research university. For quick facts about the University, go to

Interested applicants should apply via the University's career website at: with a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy (limited to 2 pages), as well as the names and contact information of 3 references. Please note that materials should be submitted as one pdf.  References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Inquiries regarding the positions and department can be sent to the chair of the search committee at (see application details). Questions about the submission process should be directed to (see application details). Review of applications will begin onOct. 18, 2021.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications from women and minorities. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021.  Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest  University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.  

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

Salary Range
$44,000.00 - 81,000.00
per Year
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Winston Salem, NC 27101, US
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