Employment Opportunities

Faculty and Staff

Instrumentation Specialist - Position Overview: The Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to fill the role of Instrumentation Specialist. This position offers a unique opportunity to oversee and manage state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities that support cutting-edge research and education in chemistry while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academic and research environment.

Instrumentation Specialist job posting details and application portal here.


Part-time instructors

To be considered for part-time instructional positions, please submit your CV and cover letter stating the courses you are interested in teaching. Email your packet to Courtney Buckmaster, Administrative Assistant Senior of the Department of Chemistry.

Graduate Students

Graduate student teaching assistantships for admitted students

Admitted graduate students interested in applying for teaching assistantships in Western Michigan University's Department of Chemistry should contact Courtney Buckmaster. Selection is made by the department chair in consultation with appropriate course supervisors and graduate advisors.


  • Submit application and resume to Courtney Buckmaster (December 31 for fall, and June 31 for spring) for priority consideration.
  • A minimum requirement for holding a teaching assistantship is to be admitted to a graduate degree program at Western Michigan University.

Preferred qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program within the Department of Chemistry
  • Prior teaching or instructional experience, and/or experience working in an industrial setting
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Chemistry (or related field)

undergraduate students

 None available at this time.