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Faculty –Instructor of Chemistry

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty –Instructor of Chemistry

Job Description Summary

The Florida Polytechnic University, Department of Environmental Engineering seeks candidates for an Instructor of Chemistry with broad teaching capacity that supports all undergraduate curriculum in all STEM programs. The successful candidate will be highly capable of delivering courses and laboratories including Chemistry 1, Chemistry 2, and supporting first year program activities.

At Florida Polytechnic University, the chemistry courses are under the Department of Environmental Engineering and serve students in all undergraduate programs including engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer science majors. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching in the classroom as well as in the laboratory. They should have a strong interest in academic success of first year undergraduate students and collaborating with others supporting university initiatives to prepare students for our STEM degrees.

This position is part of a strategic expansion of the university faculty that will add approximately twenty faculty to the current approximate 60 faculty members in nine separate departments. As a part of this faculty expansion, the department will be emphasizing and improving its current teaching mission and putting in place a research presence for the department. Relatively near-term plans include a Master’s degree program for the Environmental Engineering department with a focus on water and activities associated with FIPR (the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute) with over 40-years of history in central Florida.

Applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful teaching program, supervise undergraduate students, and to teach effectively in lecture and laboratory courses. In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in the broader education mission of the department.

Job Description

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline.
  • Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experience
  • Experience in curriculum delivery and development
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring
  • Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse campus community.

Florida Polytechnic University is a new state University that opened for classes in 2014-15, and strives to have a major higher education presence within Florida and beyond. The University was created by the Florida Legislature as a STEM-focused four-year public university, with a range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive high-tech workforce, Florida Polytechnic University takes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to academics and partners with industry leaders to provide relevant learning opportunities. With an innovative approach to higher education, the University emphasizes core subjects in small class sizes, while giving students opportunities for hands-on education through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
  • Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic Careers Website:
  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact information)
  • Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./ M.Sc. transcript
Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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