Assistant Professor of Materials Chemistry (Tenure Track) (29498)

Location
Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA, 30319
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GAPosition Type Full-Time FacultyEducation Level DoctoralJob Category EducationDescription Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts college in metropolitan Atlanta, seeks to hire a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Materials Chemistry to begin in August 2020. The hire will join the Oglethorpe faculty only one year after the opening of a newly renovated science facility, the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation. He/she will teach General Chemistry I and II in service to a variety of science majors sponsored by Oglethorpe’s Natural Sciences Division. In support of Chemistry majors/minors, he/she will also teach upper level electives in their expertise (specifically analytical, physical, or polymer chemistry). Preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach courses with an emphasis on computational and theoretical approaches. Candidates will also be expected to teach in Science and Human Nature, an interdisciplinary course for non-majors that serves as the final class of our unique “CORE” general education program.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful, 100‐acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,350 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. The campus is located in Brookhaven, near Atlanta’s well-known Buckhead neighborhood. Oglethorpe’s distinguished faculty is composed of teachers/scholars committed to providing the highest quality instruction to students. Oglethorpe has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth evidenced in part by increased enrollment, the addition of the Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013, and the launch of a capital campaign for the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, slated to open in 2019. The Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business, to be established by the university’s largest-ever gift of $50 million, will also open in 2019. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.

Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Qualifications Candidates must have, or expect, a Ph.D. in relevant sub disciplines in Chemistry upon hire. Applicants with undergraduate teaching experience and familiarity with innovative teaching methods, such as active learning, inquiry-based methods, and CURE pedagogy will be given priority. In addition to incorporating research experiences in the class room, candidates will be expected to conduct an independent research program involving undergraduates. Candidates with expertise in a subfield of Materials Chemistry that can interface with our existing programs in Computer Science, Physics, and/or Engineering are highly desirable, as are those applicants that can work across disciplines.

To apply, please submit online a cover letter, C.V., statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Questions and inquires can be directed to Dr. Charles Baube at [email protected].

The review of applications will begin immediately; applications completed by October 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.

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