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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Chemistry or Biochemistry

Employer
WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE (WJ)
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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William Jewell College invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor level position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This is a full-time position, beginning in August 2022.  Rank and status (term or tenure-track) will depend on qualifications. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred with the ideal candidate qualified to teach biochemistry, though for exceptional candidates other areas and ABD status will be considered. The successful applicant will have a passion for undergraduate chemistry education, assist in program development (course and curriculum development and assessment), and engage with undergraduate students as a research mentor.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong communication skills, the ability to teach a range of undergraduate chemistry courses, and the desire to integrate fully in a critical thinking college.

Qualifications:

  • D. in Chemistry or closely related field is preferred and a Master of Science required (ABD status considered)
  • Ability to teach across the undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry curriculum
  • Ability to engage undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity
  • Ability to develop curriculum and use assessment tools
  • Ability to serve as an academic advisor
  • Rank and position status is dependent on academic credentials and academic experience
  • Phi Beta Kappa members encouraged to apply

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching up to 26 contact hours per year with course reduction for the first year, as appropriate
  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Develop a program of scholarly activity with undergraduates
  • Service to the College and community including academic advising and involvement in College and departmental committees and activities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedures

Candidates must submit the following documents through the posting link.

  • Letter of application that addresses your job qualifications, a statement of how you would fulfil the College Mission through teaching, scholarship, and service, and a statement of how you would contribute to inclusivity and diversity on campus
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including commentary on essential elements of a strong undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry program
  • Statement of research plan including how you would involve undergraduates in scholarly activity
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
  • Three letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists

Applicants, who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make accommodation requests in advance to the Office of Human Resources.
William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 6406
(816) 415-6904

Availability

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

All Final Candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose.

We flourish by valuing: Authentic Engagement, Courageous Citizenship, Creative Expression, Inclusive Communities, Innovative Thought, and Spiritual Exploration

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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