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Chemistry Faculty - 1-3-year term

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Posted Date
Mar 30, 2023

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The Chemistry Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invites applications for a full-time one to three-year term appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin in August 2023.  
The chemistry faculty form a diverse and collaborative 10-member department with an active research program featuring modern facilities, robust instrumentation, and cross-disciplinary interests. Approximately 30 chemistry and biochemistry majors graduate each year.  
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Some CSB and SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities.  Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice.  The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB and SJU. We welcome faculty passionate about their disciplines and providing transformative education to our students.
With a total enrollment of approximately 3200 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
 CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. 


The successful candidate will teach foundation level courses and laboratories as part of our innovative curriculum ( PhD applicants are preferred but ABD applicants will be considered if completion of PhD is foreseeable by December 2023.  Strong candidates will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, with an ability to reach diverse learners in small class and laboratory settings, and a desire to work as a team across multi-section courses and labs.  The candidate will be responsible for teaching two 4-credit courses per semester and two labs. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide constructive feedback, are preferred.  The successful candidate will be supported through departmental mentoring and training to develop inclusive and interactive pedagogies.  



  • ABD or Ph.D. in chemistry
  • Laboratory experience in any area of chemistry 
  • Interest in teaching from an integrated framework
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Ph.D. completed by December 2023
  • Laboratory experience in chemical purification, synthesis, or biochemical techniques
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a highly collaborative department
  • Interested in learning about and teaching in other areas of chemistry outside of disciplinary specific background
  • Experience mentoring and facilitating student groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication

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