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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

Full-time faculty members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. They teach 15 credits hours per semester, 3 semesters per year. Faculty advise students; serve on college committees; develop and maintain curriculum; stay current in their disciplines; stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology; participate in on and off-campus staff development activities; fulfill administrative responsibilities relevant to their positions; participate in university, professional, and community service; and engage in scholarly work related to teaching and learning.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus
  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback and universal design of courses
  • Submit reports in an accurate and timely manner, including attendance, grades, and other related documentation
  • Attend content area meetings and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of content area goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations to the Director of Natural Sciences concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and processes related to improving student outcomes
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and innovative approaches to instruction
  • Serve on and provide information to university committees as needed and requested
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner, and all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Director of Natural Sciences and the Dean
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Engages in scholarly activities.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability, and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and work in an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrated professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment
  • Ability to develop and deliver curriculum and instruction grounded in the principles of Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2018)
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and interpret student learning outcome data to improve teaching and learning

Education, Training, and Experience :
  • Minimum master’s degree in chemistry
  • Minimum two years of experience teaching chemistry to undergraduates
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching in a traditional college classroom and an online environment
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in teaching chemistry to undergraduates
  • Demonstrated ability to use web-based applications and learning management software
  • Demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to high academic and professional standards
Special Requirements :
  • Availability to teach on-ground classes during the day and the evening
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Goodwin University and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the University as the needs of the University and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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