Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

The University of Pikeville is seeking a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment in the field of chemistry with an emphasis in organic chemistry starting August 2020. Rank and salary will be based on qualifications. The focus of this position will be to teach a variety of courses that are part of the University’s course offerings in the chemistry major. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. Teaching responsibilities may include organic chemistry lectures and labs as well as other classes in the University’s chemistry curriculum. Depending on the candidate’s interest and background, the candidate may also teach other classes that are part of the University’s course offerings in chemistry.


  1. Emphasize broadly trained skills and a strong passion for excellence in teaching.
  2. Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning.
  3. Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning outcomes.
  4. Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the approved syllabus rubric.
  5. Use effective teaching methodologies and regularly update course content.
  6. Teaching chemistry courses for both majors and non-majors.
  7. Teach courses in the chemistry curriculum and provide additional upper-division coursework in their specialty, as well as provide additional support for our growing and important pre-health professional programs.
  8. Advising students, providing service to the University community, assisting with departmental activities, and continuing scholarly growth and development.
  9. Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities.
  10. Establish mutual respect with students through effective and timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and feedback on work completed.
  11. Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support classroom instruction.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax. 

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • A doctorate is required, and undergraduate teaching experience is desired.
  • Minimum required English language skills are at the C1 level based on the Common European Language Framework.
  • Applicants with ABD status and within one year of completion will also be considered.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program. 

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. 

In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of their transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, and the contact information for three to five professional references. In your letter of interest, please identify additional courses beyond organic chemistry that you would potentially develop. 

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. 

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 02/05/2020
Department: Chemistry
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Faculty