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The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and Northwestern State University seek a Ph.D. analytical, organic, or physical chemist to fill a joint-faculty position for two years, with an option for annual renewal pending availability of funds. Experience in environmental science and/or preservation preferred. This is a teaching and materials research position that is jointly shared and is located on Northwestern State University’s campus.

During the two-year appointment, the incumbent will spend 2080 hours with NCPTT developing and completing a research project and 2080 hours with NSU in a teaching capacity within the undergraduate chemistry program. Teaching responsibilities include 9 hours in the fall and 6 hours in the spring on topics of general, organic, or analytical chemistry. Also, the incumbent will develop or continue a research project under the direction of the NCPTT Materials Research Program Chief. The topic will be the effects of man-made outdoor air pollution on cultural resources. Hands-on research will include activities associated with the NCPTT Environmental Exposure Facility. The incumbent may supervise undergraduate and graduate research interns during summer months.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experimental and theoretical skills in analytical, organic, or physical chemistry. This includes the ability to review appropriate literature, establish new hypotheses, design experiments, evaluate and analyze data, synthesize research results and disseminate information through oral presentations, peer-reviewed journals and electronic media. Knowledge of undergraduate general chemistry and analytical chemistry is essential. The candidate shall also demonstrate teaching skills including the ability to develop new courses, lectures, and lab sessions. Strong verbal and writing skills are needed for the position. Other skills include the ability to develop didactic materials including course syllabi, handouts, lab experiments, lecture notes and tests. The candidate will apply NSU standards for testing and grading student performance.

We offer the successful candidate a unique opportunity to apply science to the preservation of cultural resources. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to: Mary F. Striegel, NCPTT, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457. For more information contact Mary Striegel by phone at (318) 356-7444 x224 or visit our website at AA/EOE

Note: This position has been filled.

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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119