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Bio-analytical Chemist – Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Lake Superior State University

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2019
Title Bio-analytical Chemist – Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
University Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, MI, United States
Department School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Biochemistry

FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY The bio-analytical chemist will apply academic training, experience, and other training in the extraction, characterization and quantitative analysis of complex plant matrices, including cannabis, hops, and related materials. Instructional duties include teaching in the chemistry curriculum within areas of expertise and participation in applied research activities involving undergraduate students. Leadership in curriculum development preparing graduates as chemists for the expanding cannabis industry and development and implementation of laboratory and instrumentation requirements for the program. Under the direction of the Dean of the College of Science and Environment, provide course instruction to students, utilizing multiple teaching formats, including lecture, laboratory, practicum and online.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.) Leadership in the University’s degree program in Cannabis Chemistry 2.) Minimum of 12 contract hours of teaching and other responsibilities per semester. 3.) Provide a minimum of 5 hours devoted to office hours for the purpose of student advising and support. 4.) Participation in professional and scholarly activities, including but not limited to applied research with undergraduates and dissemination of knowledge through publication, community, or faculty presentations. 5.) Advising and recruitment of students. 6.) Course and program assessment. 7.) University/community service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Professional expertise and graduate coursework in analytical chemistry, bio-analytical work on complex plant matrices, experience with modern chromatographic instrumentation. Evidence of experience, and/or potential for, teaching at the undergraduate level Capacity to develop applied research activities involving undergraduate students Excellent oral and written communication skills Able to pass background checks, and be able to qualify for state licensing for the handling of cannabis and other restricted materials, and Drug Enforcement Agency approval for handling schedule I and other restricted materials.

Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, analytical chemistry, Bio-analytical chemistry or related field. Professional analytical laboratory experience in bio-analytical techniques, and analysis of complex plant matrices. Preference given to experience related to cannabis extraction and analysis including bioanalytical separations chemistry, and complex plant materials. Demonstrated evidence of ability to teach from multiple formats including online, blended, and face-to-face

  • Lake Superior State University recognizes not only a legal obligation but also a moral and educational responsibility to provide equal employment opportunity both for the sake of fair employment practices and for the sake of meeting the educational needs of its particular student population.

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  • Human Resources
    Lake Superior State University
    650 W. Easterday Ave
    Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
  • 906-635-2213
  • 906-635-2111


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