Full Time Tenure-Track
Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry
Department of Chemistry


The ACS-Certified Department of Chemistry at NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of polymer chemistry, effective August, 2016. 


A Ph.D. in Chemistry, or related field, is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching while working with a diverse student population.  The new faculty member will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the program, conduct research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service activities within the department, college, and the university at large.


Interested applicants should send

  • a cover letter
  • a detailed vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a description of research accomplishments and future research interests
  • graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • most recent student evaluations, if available
  • three (3) letters of reference are required and may be sent electronically or via postal mail

All of these materials should be submitted electronically as PDF files to

Kristin Wilkens kl-wilkens@neiu.edu
and addressed to
Dr. John Albazi
Department of Chemistry
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of complete applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving around 10,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area.  NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning, and scholarship.  The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, STEM disciplines, education, and business.  Northeastern is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic serving Institution.  NEIU's main campus is located on a 67-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago.  In fall 2014, Northeastern Illinois had its grand opening of the new, state-of-the art, El Centro campus building, near Belmont and Pulaski.  Other satellite locations include the Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies, Chicago Teachers' Center, and the University Center of Lake County.  For more information on NEIU, see www.neiu.edu.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.  Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.