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Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry

Texas Lutheran University
Job Location:
Seguin, Texas

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry to begin August 2023. This position will be responsible for the instruction of courses in physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, as well as freshman chemistry lectures and labs. The rank of the position will be commensurate with educational level and/or experience.

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.

The Chemistry Department at Texas Lutheran University offers a B.A./B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. The department instrumentation consists of a 60-Mhz equivalent benchtop NMR, FTIR with ATR, ICP, ICP-MS, AA, UV/Vis, GC, HPLC, and MS.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Physical, Inorganic chemistry or related field.
  • Postdoctoral and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
  • Commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate chemistry
  • A research plan that is compatible with the undergraduate teaching mission of the TLU Chemistry Department
  • Commitment and ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus
  • Ability to teach a diverse population
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at

To apply, please prepare and submit the following materials:

  • A Letter of application addressing the criteria mentioned above
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A two- to three-page summary of research interests with instrumentation needs
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement regarding your ability to teach, advise, and serve a diverse student population
  • Unofficial transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools
  • A list of three references with contact information

Dr. Michael D. Ruane, Chair, Department of Chemistry

Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W. Court St., Seguin, TX 78155

Phone: (830) 372-6041


Review of applications will begin November 11, 2022.

Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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