Chemistry - Environmental Chemist/Assistant Professor
Appalachian State University - Boone, NC

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Academic Affairs

College:
Arts & Sciences

Department:
Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry (http://www.chemistry.appstate.edu/) and the Environmental Science Program (http://www.environment.appstate.edu/) at Appalachian State University seek a tenure-track Environmental Chemist at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2011. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field with at least 18 semester hours of graduate chemistry or applied chemistry credits will be considered. Teaching will include introductory courses in chemistry and upper division courses in chemistry and environmental science. A highly interdisciplinary background with significant research experience in environmental chemistry and a broad knowledge of earth and environmental systems is required. The person should be able to understand and articulate important chemical processes that affect the composition and chemical speciation of natural systems (air, water, soils, and geological materials); fate and transport of potential contaminants in the environment; chemical processes that affect the toxicity, mobility, and bioavailabilty of contaminants; quantification of the effects of chemical contaminants on public health; and contaminant remediation and pollution prevention (green chemistry). We prefer candidates with an ability to understand and articulate important environmental chemistry issues relevant to the mountainous region of western North Carolina. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research and advising in the Environmental Science Program.

Appalachian State is a comprehensive university located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and is a member of the University of North Carolina System. The Department of Chemistry offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees in Chemistry with several specialty options, including pre-professional and paramedial, certified chemist, forensic science, environmental chemistry, marketing and business, and secondary education (http://www.checksheets.appstate.edu/chemistry-checksheets). The Environmental Science Program offers a B.S. degree in a highly interdisciplinary, science-based curriculum http://www.environment.appstate.edu/ENV121A.pdf.

Electronic applications (pdf format only) should include a letter of interest and qualifications, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 1-2 page statement of teaching and research interests, and names and contacts of three references. Submit applications to: Professor Roy C. Sidle (envchem@appstate.edu), Director, Environmental Science Program, P.O. Box 32067, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Initial application review will begin 23 October 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact R.C. Sidle, Chair of the search committee. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists who are invited to campus for an interview.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.

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