Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
St. Edward's University


Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track visiting assistant professor appointment in Chemistry for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Responsibilities
Duties include the possibility of teaching lower-division courses and laboratories in General, and Organic chemistry. Additional expertise in teaching junior level Biochemistry, Biochemistry II, and corresponding laboratories is also necessary. Visiting Assistant Professors will participate in departmental meetings, departmental service, and related initiatives. Applicants interested in gaining experience and mentorship in the use of active student-centered learning approaches are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in chemistry and prior teaching experience is required. The department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. We seek candidates interested in promoting meaningful interactions between students and faculty that help our majors develop both knowledge and confidence in the professional practice of science regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of 3,700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's University is a Minority Serving Institution, serving a diverse community that welcomes faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. The School of Natural Sciences is housed in two buildings with 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward's also co-manages the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

How to Apply
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include an application cover letter stating the reasons for applying for this position and qualifications that fit the responsibilities, an updated CV, unofficial copies of transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate level), and full contact details of three references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer, and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers. We are currently not offering sponsorships at this time. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies.

Posted: 4/15/19
Available: 8/2019
Reference #: J19032

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

About Austin, Texas
Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.

For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.







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