Postdoctoral Fellowship

As part of the Northern Illinois University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring a scholar for a two-year fellowship starting the 2018 - 2019 academic year. The post-doctoral scholar will have the opportunity to collaborate with the growing community of discipline-based education research (DBER) scholars at NIU on existing NSF-funded projects related to active learning pedagogies and persistence in STEM. The primary responsibility of this scholar will be to lead the transformation of an introductory chemistry course (CHEM 110) and develop a novel research project on its impact. 


Initial appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewing for an additional year. Salary is commensurate with experience starting at $50,000 plus benefits. 

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • PhD chemistry, chemistry education, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a productive team
  • Detail oriented to ensure research protocols are followed 

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

Application Instructions

Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to For additional information about this position, contact the chair of the search committee, Nicole LaDue at 

Application review begins on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is January 2019. 

About NIU

DEI Fellowship Poster

NIU Diversity Profile

Northern Illinois University is located close to Chicago and serves a diverse undergraduate population with respect to gender, ethnicity/race and socio-economic status. NIU encourages applications from women, minorities and diverse gender identities in keeping with its mission of promoting diversity throughout the institution. Persons who require accommodations in the application process under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify the search chair. The scholar will be mentored by Dr. Ralph Wheeler, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dr. Nicole LaDue, Assistant Professor and DBER Researcher in Geology and Environmental Geosciences.