Faculty Position in Chemistry
Position: The Department of Chemistry at Truman State University has one full-time, renewable, non-tenure track appointment beginning August 2021. This position is ideal for candidates who want to build a record of teaching in a liberal arts environment.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will provide classroom instruction in introductory chemistry classes, courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in upper-level chemistry courses. The ability to teach across chemistry sub-disciplines is beneficial for the position.
Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. (completed by the start date) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for annual renewal (9-month contracts) based on performance, department need, and funding.
Applicants will be evaluated on academic qualifications; support for the liberal arts and sciences mission of the University; teaching philosophy and experience; demonstrated potential for success in teaching chemistry courses; evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and compatibility with the department’s needs.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance. Renewal of position is based on annual performance review and departmental needs and funding.
Program: The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The Department has 16 faculty members, and approximately 140 undergraduate majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program, graduating approximately 25 American Chemical Society - certified B.S. chemistry majors yearly. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Biology, introduced a new Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major beginning Fall 2018 and graduated its first major in Spring 2020. In addition, the Department provides classes to support more than 700 biology, agriculture, and health-related majors. The Department also offers courses in the Dialogues, Truman’s liberal studies core curriculum, and opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the Dialogues. For more information about the Chemistry Department, please visit http://chemistry.truman.edu/.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,200 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.
Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.
Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at http://www.kirksvillechamber.com.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/. Application materials may also be submitted to email@example.com or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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