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Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry

Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024
Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Elmhurst University is searching for part-time adjunct faculty to start in late August 2024. Courses for instruction may include lectures or labs for general chemistry major, pre-nursing major ( GOB ) or general education levels.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry serves 40-50 majors and a similar number of minors, participates in general education and supports students majoring in biology, nursing, exercise science, physics and environmental studies. Our department holds an endorsement from the American Chemical Society and offers majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are committed to training a diverse population of students to become successful scientists in the career of their choice. The department offers a wide range of support to ensure we meet the needs of all students.

A successful candidate will be able to engage with students both inside and outside the classroom through evidence-based pedagogy and proactive mentoring. Course and laboratory design should include contemporary topics and techniques that follow best practices, include active learning methods and prepare students for jobs in modern labs.

Essential Functions
  • Course and laboratory preparation
  • Teaching and grading of courses
  • Support of undergraduates enrolled in instructed courses
Other Duties and Responsibilities

As assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • M.S. in biochemistry or chemistry
  • Desire to teach undergraduate students in a comprehensive liberal art setting
Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with a Ph.D. and experience teaching undergraduate students are preferred, though not required.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Work Hours

Class offerings are primarily during the day (8 am – 4 pm MWF ), some early evening options (4:40 – 7:40 pm, M W).

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should electronically submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Applicants who proceed in the process will be asked to submit additional materials such as three letters of recommendation.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michelle Applebee, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Review of credentials will begin April 1, 2024.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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