Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Job description

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences at Marian University in Indianapolis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to start in Fall 2021. Exceptional candidates are sought in all areas of chemistry with a preference for those that complement existing departmental strengths. Candidates who offer interdisciplinary growth with other campus initiatives, such as the College of Osteopathic Medicine, dual degree engineering program, or applied physics major, are especially encouraged to apply. This faculty member will promote Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by showing a strong commitment to excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities at the outset will be split between classroom and laboratory courses in the candidate's field of expertise and the introductory chemistry program. A research agenda involving undergraduate students is required. Innovative approaches to laboratory instruction would be preferable.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings in many areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Teach 24 credits per academic year.
  • Teach a variety of courses within chemistry and possibly within the general education curriculum.
  • Engage undergraduate students in research projects and implement research into the chemistry curriculum.
  • Implement an undergraduate research program in chemistry
  • Actively participate in curriculum development and assessment within the department.
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings and university service.
  • Mentor and advise students and supervise student research and internships.
  • Share in the ongoing development and implementation of department and college activities and projects.
  • Engage in research, scholarship, and other professional activities.
  • Exhibit leadership potential, promote academic excellence, and actively participate in the life of the campus.
  • Qualifications:

  • A completed Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues and students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to [email protected].

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Posted: 11/8/2020
    Application Due: 2/6/2021
    Work Type: Full Time