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Job Summary

Wilberforce University is a small, Liberal Arts University with an Entrepreneurial focus, and a legacy of being the nation’s first private HBCU. Faculty are expected to fulfill the mission and core values of the university with dedication, compliance with all university and academic area policies, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to the success of the students and the university. Broad responsibilities include teaching, research and grant writing, and service to the community. Demonstrate instructional proficiency teaching in various modalities (in-person, virtual, or online).  This appointment starts in the fall of 2024, and it is contingent on funding.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary teaching responsibilities include both lower and upper-level chemistry courses.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate STEM majors and current students.
  • Engage in and maintain active scholarly research activities.
  • Establish an externally funded research program.
  • Serve on departmental and university committees and engage in other forms of service to the university and academic community.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a related discipline (from a regionally accredited or equivalent institution) and show outstanding promise in scholarship, research, or creative activity.
  • Candidates with ABDs considered but must have a conferred Ph.D. by August 1, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

Prior Teaching Experience at a U.S. college or university or equivalent institution.


Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2024.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• Curriculum Vitae including all post-doctoral and/or professional employment; published and/or peer-reviewed articles; and authored, funded research proposals, with funded amount and funding agency.
• Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to offer.)
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

All applications and required documents must be submitted to and copy Dr. Brandon Owens at A complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Assistant Professor of Chemistry position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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