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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Soka University of America
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Science & Mathematics Program at Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time visiting assistant professorship in chemistry, beginning in August 2022. This is a two-year position. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to engage students in small classroom and laboratory settings. This position will support SUA’s general education science courses housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include teaching science general education courses, co-teaching our introductory course Integrated Biology and Chemistry, and teaching a January block Learning Cluster course. All courses should involve students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes capped at 16 students. The teaching load per academic year for this position is five courses. Research space will also be available to work collaboratively with students.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging BA in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community. About half of SUA students come from the US, and half come from over 45 other countries.

Qualifications: Applicants from all fields of chemistry are welcome and must hold a Ph.D.  Preferably, candidates will have teaching experience in general chemistry.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Benefits and Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Application Information:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page research statement, a one-page diversity statement which should also address how the candidate can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints through their teaching and/or scholarship, and a one to two-page teaching philosophy. Applicants who could enrich campus diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Please provide contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the phone interview through the Interfolio platform. All other materials must be received by January 7, 2022.

Please apply for the chemistry position on the Interfolio site by clicking on this link by January 7, 2022 for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. 

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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