Instrumentation Specialist #160803

Location
Cullowhee
Posted
Feb 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for an Instrumentation Specialist in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting August 1, 2018. The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry (including an ACS-approved degree program) and Forensic Science, an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an accelerated Bachelors/Master's program), and minors in chemistry and physics. The instrumentation specialist position is a 10-month, renewable, fixed-term faculty position. In addition to teaching two laboratory courses per semester at the undergraduate level, the individual in this position will be responsible for the maintenance of major instrumentation in the department, including various types of chromatographic (HPLC, IC, GC, etc.) and spectroscopic (ICP-OES, UV-vis-NIR, FT-IR, Raman, etc.) equipment. Likewise, the individual will serve as a resource for faculty and both graduate and undergraduate students, responsible for training users and offering guidance on sample preparation and data analysis. The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a M.S. in chemistry or a closely related field. Although not required, prior instrument maintenance experience, and/or prior teaching experience are preferred. Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) list of three references (including contact information); and 5) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a discussion on the applicant's views on the pedagogical value of instrumentation use in the chemistry curriculum. Review of application materials will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. David Evanoff at devanoff@wcu.edu.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a M.S. in chemistry or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior instrument maintenance experience, and/or prior teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) list of three references (including contact information); and 5) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a description of the types of courses the applicant would most like to teach. See catalog.wcu.edu for current course offerings. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Evanoff at devanoff@wcu.edu. Applicants should arrange for their reference letters to be sent via email to Dr. David Evanoff at devanoff@wcu.edu or by post at 231 Natural Sciences Building, 111 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723.

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