Job Details

Augusta University
  • Position Number: 3829925
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Augusta University

Job Summary
Job ID: 251836
Position #: 40049386

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University seeks an Assistant Professor of Chemistry who will also serve as the Core Facility Director for the Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis Facility. The position is a 12-month, full-time non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an expected start date of July 2023 but has the flexibility to begin earlier or later. The facility maintains a number of spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments that may be for self-use by the researcher or a service of the facility.

Primary duties include oversight of the major instruments including SCIEX UPLC-triple quadrupole MS, Perkin-Elmer ICP-OES, and Bruker NMR instruments. The selected candidate will
  • perform routine maintenance and coordinate repairs of facility instruments.
  • develop and recommend policies concerning instruments, provide training as appropriate, and, in collaboration with the research office and budget specialist, oversee the electronic reservation and invoicing software.
  • collaborate to recommend and/or execute an experiment design appropriate to the analytical questions.
  • take a leading role in promoting increased use of the facility and further developing the facility to meet the research needs of the university.
  • contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate course instruction in the area of expertise.
  • participate in research, most commonly in collaboration with other investigators.

    Teaching - Teach selected lectures to undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to expertise including instrumental analysis and analytical chemistry. Provide training on operation of facility instruments to users.

    Scholarship - Collaborate with researchers to design experiments and investigations, collect and analyze data, develop methods, publish results, and co-author grants.

    Service - Manage Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis Facility including instrument maintenance (such as cryogen fills on NMR and other routine maintenance), troubleshooting of problems with instrument operation or performance, scheduling, training, sample preparation, data acquisition, and assistance to users. Prepare periodic reports related to billing, utilization, and budget. Promote and develop facility to better serve analysis needs.

    Required Qualifications
    Educational Requirements
    Doctorate in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or related field

    Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Postdoctoral experience, teaching experience, grant writing experience

    This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

    The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

    Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

    Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program

    Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

    Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

    College/Department Information
    The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.

    About Us
    Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

    Augusta University -
    Our Health Sciences Campus:
    1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

    Conditions of Employment
    All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

    For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

    All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

    Application materials should include letter of interest that highlights qualifications including instrument experience, CV, and contact information for at least 3 references. Please upload as one document. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2023. Questions concerning the search may be directed to Tom Crute (

    Other Information
    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

    Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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