Associate Department Head in Chemistry (Tenure Track) - Fall 2017

Gainesville, GA
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Department Head in Chemistry (Tenure Track) - Fall 2017

Position Number: 53000072

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Gainesville

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track chemistry position (rank negotiable) / Associate Department Head on the Gainesville Campus, to begin August 2017.

Applicants will be expected to have the expertise necessary to teach Survey of Chemistry I & II and the associated laboratories; Principles of Chemistry I & II and the associated laboratories; and other upper-level courses related to their field. In addition, applicants will be expected to have the administrative skills necessary to serve as the associate department head. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is a medium, well-equipped, ACS-approved department with its majors pursuing graduate school, professional school, teaching positions, and industrial positions.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and be responsible for teaching general chemistry both for majors and non-majors.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach other upper-level courses related to their field.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • The successful candidate must have strong administrative and organizational skills.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a related field.
  • Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.
  • Scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, service to the university and community, active participation in departmental activities, maintaining a collegial work environment, and professional development are expected.
  • Special consideration will be given to those who have expertise in Organic Chemistry.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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