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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Adjunct Faculty

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details

Faculty Position: Chemistry

Location : Hickory, North Carolina

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics seeks applications for a part-time (adjunct) faculty appointment beginning in August 2024.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
This position involves a semester-by-semester contract involving coursework for undergraduate students from 3 to 10 hours per semester (compensation based on classroom contact hours) in a seated classroom environment. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is required. The degree must be awarded before the start date of this position. Teaching may include courses in Introductory Chemistry (both lecture and labs), General Chemistry labs, and evaluating student success and achievement with timely student feedback within those courses. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience is highly preferred. Candidates must be able to conduct their assigned courses of instruction in the best manner possible to achieve student learning, including presenting ideas in ways appropriate to various learning styles and showing sensitivity to a diverse student population. Successful candidates will display a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, collaborative work, scholarly and professional engagement, and a dedication to strong institution-wide citizenship.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusiveness are integral to the college’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in research and teaching.

Application Process
While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a:
  • Letter of application specifically discussing how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of three references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy which includes a discussion of how you incorporate DEI in your job and/or teaching and learning.
The university’s mission, vision and values statements may be reviewed on the university's About page.Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to the College Dean, Shaun Williams, Ph.D., at .

About the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides current and practical knowledge and skills that prepares students for a successful STEM career. The college offers eleven undergraduate degrees: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering physics (biophysics and traditional focuses), environmental science and policy, information technology, mathematics, medical studies, pre-engineering, and pre-medical science. At the graduate level, the college offers an MS in Sustainability Studies.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private masters comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of more than 40,000. The university has additional campus centers in Asheville, NC, and Columbia, SC, which include the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS). Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour’s drive from Charlotte, and the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of about 365,000. The university now offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to approximately 2400 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build community, and promote responsible leadership for service worldwide. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Please visit our About page to learn more about the university.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment
Lenoir-Rhyne University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, political affiliation, age, marital status, sex/gender, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status in any educational programs and activities, including admissions. Lenoir-Rhyne’s policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity extends to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion, discipline, discharge, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits. Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing an environment that promotes nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.


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