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Instructor of Chemistry, Macomb campus

Employer
Western Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024


Instructor of Chemistry, Macomb campus

Category: Faculty
Department: CHEMISTRY
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: May 24, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: January 2024 (Revised Start Date)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) level.
  • Teaching responsibilities include Principles of Chemistry lecture, organic chemistry labs and physical chemistry lab, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as other courses as appropriate.
  • Other responsibilities will include service on committees and general instrument coordination and maintenance.
  • Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) levels.
  • The WIU Department of Chemistry maintains state-of-the-art instrumentation (SEM, GC/LCMS-QP2010 Plus from Shimadzu, FT-NMR, AA, FT-IR, UV-Vis, HPLC, Fluorescence spectrometer, etc.) and electronic classrooms which provide great learning and research opportunities for our students.

RANK: Unit B Instructor

Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a MS in Chemistry with significant teaching experience.
  • Experience with common chemistry laboratory instrumentation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Instrumental expertise in NMR, MALDI mass spectrometry, and Raman FT-IR, as well as GC and HPLC, high resolution mass spectrometry, UV-Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • Ability to contribute to a new option in material science, including polymer chemistry and carbohydrate chemistry.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Chemistry offers the American Chemical Society certified B.S. degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry and a pharmacy option. In addition, the Department of Chemistry offers a M.S. in Chemistry, as well as a B.S. degree program in forensic chemistry. The Department also offers a teacher certification option for the B.S. Chemistry degree. There are ten full-time faculty members, all of whom have doctoral degrees from major universities and serve over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate students, as well as 150+ minors. For more information, visit the website at http://www.wiu.edu/cas/chemistry/

About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (wiu.edu/dei)

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
  • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.

Academics (wiu.edu/academics)

More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.

Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (wiu.edu/athletics)

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

5) statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin November, 2023 and continue until position is filled. (Revised Screening Date)

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

For more information about the position, please contact Chemistry@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at hr-recruitment@wiu.edu. Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.



To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=162780&CNTRNO=17&TSTMP=0



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