Instructor of Chemistry

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor of Chemistry


Contract Terms: Full-time 9-month

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Application Deadline: March 8, 2021


About Arkansas Tech

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a comprehensive public higher education institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources. 


Position Summary

The Department of Physical Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure-track position as Instructor of Chemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.  The department consists of 15 faculty and 2 staff delivering programs within geology, chemistry and physics as well as science education for teacher licensure. In addition, the department provides general education science courses for non-science majors and service courses for programs such as engineering and nursing. Applicants must hold a Master's Degree or higher in Chemistry, Chemistry Education or closely related field (ABD applicants with expected completion by June 30, 2021 also considered). Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching undergraduates with diverse abilities using best teaching practices. Position start date is August 2, 2021. Arkansas Tech offers an attractive benefit package including medical, dental, life insurance and participation in TIAA-CREF retirement plans.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, teach, and assess undergraduate courses.
  • Engage students in high-impact learning practices.
  • Effectively advise/mentor students at the undergraduate level.
  • Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community and state.

Required Minimum Qualification

  • M.S. in Chemistry, Chemistry Education or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field (or ABD with expected completion by June 30, 2021).
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, both written and oral.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching Knowledge of and/or experience with implementing innovative teaching and instructional technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse groups and populations.


What to Submit

Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above that includes teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be chosen based on a combination of the above listed required and preferred qualifications, therefore all items should be addressed in application package.

To be considered for the position of Instructor of Chemistry, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on March 8, 2021 before 6:00 pm central time.

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



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