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Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Employer
Furman University
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 26, 2023


Professor and Chair of Chemistry

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Job Title:
Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Job Family:
Furman Faculty

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Compensation Grade:
FAC

Pay Type:
Salary

Department:
Dean of the Faculty

Job Summary:
The Chemistry Department at Furman University seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Chair to begin August 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of excellence in teaching, a distinguished record of research success, and the proven leadership skills and strategic vision to guide a department with a long history of excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. In collaboration with a highly engaged faculty, the successful candidate will help set the agenda for curriculum development, research support and mentorship, and faculty professional growth, and will foster a climate in which all members of the department will have the opportunity to excel in a vibrant liberal arts environment. It is anticipated that a successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry and currently hold a tenured faculty appointment at an accredited college or university. Successful candidates will be able to share a vision of high impact, experiential teaching practices and demonstrate an approach to teaching and research that promotes diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Job Description:

The Chemistry Department at Furman University seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Chair to begin August 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of excellence in teaching, a distinguished record of research success, and the proven leadership skills and strategic vision to guide a department with a long history of excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. In collaboration with a highly engaged faculty, the successful candidate will help set the agenda for curriculum development, research support and mentorship, and faculty professional growth, and will foster a climate in which all members of the department will have the opportunity to excel in a vibrant liberal arts environment. It is anticipated that a successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry and currently hold a tenured faculty appointment at an accredited college or university. Successful candidates will be able to share a vision of high impact, experiential teaching practices and demonstrate an approach to teaching and research that promotes diversity and inclusion in higher education.

As a liberal arts institution, Furman has a strong history of excellent teaching and mentoring and with a commitment to delivering a vigorous, high-impact, year-round research program to undergraduate students. With a roster of fourteen tenured and tenure-track faculty, the Chemistry Department has greater than 14,000 square feet of dedicated research laboratories supported by extensive departmental instrumentation. The Furman Advantage promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by a team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-engaged learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Situated as a campus leader in supervised research experience with undergraduate students, the Department of Chemistry embraces the values, goals, and initiatives of the Furman Advantage in their teaching, advising, and mentoring activities. The department upholds the principles and best practices of diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and advising, and seeks a candidate who also embraces and promotes those principles.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create a community that fosters a sense of belonging through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. The mission of Furman's Department of Chemistry is to provide the highest quality education in chemistry through meaningful undergraduate research and impactful teaching, with an emphasis on inclusive excellence.

Applicants should submit an initial application, including each of the following components in a single PDF in the order listed: (1) a one- to two-page letter of interest; (2) a current C.V.; (3) a one- to two-page statement explaining how the candidate might contribute to a liberal arts college community that is committed to core values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and, (4) a one- to two-page statement describing how the candidate's background and experience position them to serve as an effective department chair. Each of these materials should demonstrate that the candidate is ready to contribute the utmost excellence in teaching, scholarship, mentoring and service to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

The review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023, and will continue until a successful candidate has been selected. Complete contact information for at least three references along with supplementary statements of teaching philosophy, research direction, and leadership vision for this specific position at Furman University will be requested of semi-finalists following the successful completion of an initial review.

The successful candidate will be invited to apply for tenure review after the extension of a faculty position offer and prior to the signing of a faculty contract.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, The Furman Humanities Center, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, The Center for Inclusive Communities, and our newest addition, The Tocqueville Center for the Study of Democracy and Society.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city has a vibrant international community, as a hub for international business in automotive and service industries. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches.

The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is less than 2 hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

About Us

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.

In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black/African American.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, The Furman Humanities Center, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, The Center for Inclusive Communities, and our newest addition, The Tocqueville Center for the Study of Democracy and Society.

Furman is located on traditional Cherokee land in Greenville, South Carolina, a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. It has been ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools, and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte, and Atlanta. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach.

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. jeid-90fc26eb1089b040b686dd811bc2d4a5

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