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UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System . UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.
Posting Title Asst Professor
Department UNT-Chemistry-121200
College/School College of Science
Job Location
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible
Additional Retirement Information
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php .
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Department Summary
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 42,000 students. The Denton, TX community combines close proximity to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country (Dallas-Fort Worth) with an intimate and culturally vibrant college town atmosphere. The Department of Chemistry has 28 faculty members, 20 research-active faculty (including 2 faculty with joint appointments), approximately 100 graduate students, and approximately 250 undergraduate chemistry majors. The department is currently in a growth phase, with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty members in the next few years. Current research strengths include computational chemistry, materials chemistry, and catalysis, as well as a growing interdisciplinary emphasis on chemical biology. The UNT Chemistry Department is dedicated to creating a climate that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Further information about the department may be found at chemistry.unt.edu.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
Position Summary
The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position specializing in Chemistry Education Research, to begin September 1, 2023. The selected candidate is expected to play an important role in the current revitalization of our Ph.D. program in Chemistry Education, while also engaging in externally funded research and contributing to the teaching mission of the UNT Chemistry Department. The UNT Chemistry Department has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary research that is strongly integrated with the education of undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students. The Chemistry Education Ph.D. program is actively being revitalized, and our faculty view this program as a key component of our strategic plan to grow and diversify interdisciplinary research in our department. Candidates should have a record of published research in chemistry education, a strong commitment to research and teaching, compelling plans for an independent research program, and the desire to collaborate with current chemistry education research faculty and utilize existing discipline-based education research resources across campus. Research experience or interests may include but are not limited to pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, assessment, and quantitative and/or qualitative methods. 

The new faculty member will be expected to:  1) contribute to a vigorous and nationally recognized program of research and scholarship in Chemistry Education; 2) advise and provide mentorship for graduate and undergraduate student researchers; 3) obtain external funding by writing successful research proposals; 4) develop and teach graduate-level courses in Chemistry Education; 5) contribute to undergraduate teaching, as appropriate; 5) demonstrate excellence in teaching; and 6) participate in departmental/college/university service, as well as professional service activities.
UNT is a diverse community of teachers, scholars and students who share a commitment to fulfilling human potential through quality education. The new faculty member will have opportunities to interface with many established programs on campus that focus on aspects of science education, including the Teach North Texas (TNT) teacher training program, the NetDragon Digital Research Center, the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (a residential magnet high school for high achievers), and a vibrant group of TRIO programs that includes several Upward Bound centers and a McNair Scholars program. UNT’s location also provides almost limitless opportunities for partnerships with other educational institutions that are interested in improving science education for the diverse and rapidly growing population of the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas region.
Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research, or a closely related field
Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Experience teaching chemistry at the college and/or secondary school level will be viewed favorably.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty Chemistry Education Research
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Posting Number F996P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should attach the following to their applications.
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • As your Statement of Research Interests, please attach a research proposal (suggested length: 3 pages)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Diversity Statement describing how your teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community at UNT (maximum of 2 pages)
  • List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references

In addition, the applicant should arrange for the three reference letters to be emailed confidentially to chemjobs@unt.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/64629
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