Assistant Professor of Chemistry

POSITION SUMMARY

The School of Natural and Applied Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University Texas invites applications for a full-time instructional faculty position in Chemistry at the starting rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July of 2018. Teaching assignments may include courses at any level in Chemistry. The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching advanced, upper-level courses in both online and traditional formats and in directing the implementation of the Chemistry major. Applicants must hold a terminal degree in Chemistry or a related field.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Concordia University Texas is pleased to announce the opening of a faculty position in the area of Chemistry. Instructional duties include teaching lecture and laboratory courses in Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Biochemistry (Preferred teaching experience in Physical, inorganic and/or analytical chemistry) along with maintaining and promoting safety in laboratory courses. This position is a regular, full-time instructional faculty position that will be initially hired into an Initial Level term contract (normally starting with a 2 year term). Thereafter, faculty are eligible for consideration for a modified tenure level appointment and will be assigned the Assistant Professor rank, depending upon credentials and experience and eligibility for advancement in rank. This appointment requires a completed terminal degree (Ph.D).

This instructional faculty position has an expected annual teaching load of 24 load hours (4+4), which must span at least two academic terms. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to teaching, student learning, and Christian principles. Courses will be assigned in collaboration with the Coordinator of the School and the Dean of the College in line with credentials and will include both introductory and upper-level undergraduate chemistry courses. The ability to teach with excellence in the advanced upper-level courses of the major and in the online format is required. A background in Physical, inorganic and/or analytical chemistry is desirable. Concordia expects a high level of quality interaction between students and faculty as part of its definition of teaching excellence. In support of this end, the average class size is kept around 17 students, with the normal size range being 9 - 45.

Full-time faculty are expected to communicate regularly with other instructors; serve on university committees; attend School, College, and Faculty meetings; advise and interact with students; and participate in commencement ceremonies and other official events of the institution. Faculty members are expected to continually work to enrich their teaching strategies and be available for development and administrative projects during the summer. Full-time faculty are expected to maintain effective academic advising and regular office hours and are expected to be an active member of the university community which includes attendance and participation in students’ extracurricular events such as concerts, athletic events, art shows, etc. All faculty members are expected to embrace the distinctives of Lutheran higher education that underpin the university’s commitment to the mission of “developing Christian leaders.”

In addition to the required teaching load, 6 equivalent load hours of service are expected annually, 2 load hours each in: scholarship and professional development, faculty service, and service to the University. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship in the field of Chemistry compatible with Boyer’s model of scholarship. Furthermore, a successful candidate will help oversee the chemistry program’s ongoing implementation.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • An earned terminal degree in chemistry (preferably with an emphasis in physical, inorganic and/or analytical chemistry) or related field from an accredited college or university. ABD candidates will also be considered who are close to finishing their degree.
  • Successful teaching is expected; college level experience will be given preference. Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor requires a minimum of 6 years of college level teaching or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated quality teaching in an undergraduate institution, and experience teaching in a multicultural setting is preferred.
  • Experience in an online environment and a willingness to teaching online courses is preferred.
  • Coursework and previous teaching experience that demonstrates proficiency in either physical, inorganic, or analytical chemistry.
  • Shows a strong support for Concordia’s commitment to “Develop Christian Leaders.”
  • Applicants must be Christian, have a commitment to the liberal arts education in the Christian tradition, and be a member of a recognized Christian church; membership in a Lutheran Church is preferred.

SALARY:

Salary depends upon rank, credentials and experience and is competitive with competitors. 

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND:

Concordia University Texas offers an all-inclusive benefits package to eligible employees. For additional information click here: Benefits

Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As a private, faith-based University, employees must be supportive of our mission of Developing Christian Leaders and our spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

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