Faculty Positions

FACULTY POSITIONS in BIOLOGY and CHEMISTRY

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications and nominations for the positions listed below.  The CNSM is composed of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional educational opportunities for our students, innovative and productive faculty and student research programs, and service contributions to our community and disciplines that are integrated with our teaching and learning programs. Applications are sought from outstanding individuals who value quality teaching and are dedicated to developing active research programs involving both undergraduate and, where appropriate, Master’s level students.

Plant Molecular Biology (Assistant Professor; tenure-track)
Review begins October 28, 2011

Physical Chemistry (Assistant Professor; tenure-track)
Review begins October 17, 2011

Analytical Chemistry (Assistant Professor; tenure-track)
Review begins October 17, 2011

Applications submitted by the stated review dates will receive full consideration. Reviews will continue until the positions are filled. All positions will begin August 16, 2012. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

THE UNIVERSITY: UCA, founded in 1907, enrolls over 10,000 students in programs leading to undergraduate degrees in 113 areas of study, 35 master’s degrees, the educational specialist, and 3 doctoral degrees. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam with a margin that has widened in recent years. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence. Faculty actively engage in numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations, often including other universities and both federal and state agencies. UCA has increased its contributions in scholarly and creative activities, and faculty members are achieving regional and national recognition. More than 90 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees. UCA also has a rich tradition of faculty-mentored student research that provides majors with a variety of authentic research experiences. More information about UCA may be found at the website: www.uca.edu.

THE COMMUNITY: UCA is located in Conway, a progressive and growing city of nearly 60,000, home of two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best as well as excellent private schools, and is located within 30 minutes of Little Rock. Residents have easy access to a variety of fine and performing arts, handicraft and folk culture, and pristine wilderness areas such as the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.