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For Furloughed PASSHE Faculty Only - 1-Year Temporary Assistant Professor - Chemistry - Fall 2022

Millersville University
Millersville, PA

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For Furloughed PASSHE Faculty Only - 1-Year Temporary Assistant Professor - Chemistry - Fall 2022


Assistant Professor - 24910

Nature of position:

Temporary, one-year

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Actual assignment will include courses from this list as needed:

Course Name: Chemistry: Better Things/Better Living

Course Description: A brief introduction to chemistry and its uses in modern society: consumer, environmental and industrial application. Presented in a mostly descriptive fashion. No credit toward chemistry major.

Course Number: 101 (3-Hour Lecture)
Course Name: General, Organic & Biochemistry 1

Course Description: An introduction to the basic theories of general and organic chemistry, including nomenclature, reactions and problem solving. Appropriate for non-science majors and satisfies general education requirements. Proficiency in algebra is essential. High school chemistry is required.

Course Number: 103 (2-Hour Lecture & 2-Hour Lab)
Course Name: Introductory Chemistry 2

Course Description: Continuation of CHEM 111: Introductory Chemistry 1. The interactions of matter and energy thermodynamics, kinetics and electrochemistry. Equlibria in aqueous systems theory and practice. Coordination chemistry and descriptive chemistry of the elements.

Course Number: 112 (3-Hour Lecture, 1-Hour Discussion, & 2-Hour Lab)
Course Name: General, Organic & Biochemistry 2

Course Description: Solutions, acids and bases, oxidation reduction and organic chemistry, including nomenclature and basic reactions with relevancy to biochemistry. Appropriate for non-science majors and satisfies general education requirements .

Course Number: 104 (2-Hour Lecture & 2-Hour Lab)
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-Course Name: Fundamentals of Chemistry

Course Description: An intensive review of the fundamentals of chemistry, with particular emphasis placed on solving chemistry problems. Topics include measurements, formulas and nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, solution concentrations, acids and bases. This course is designed to prepare students majoring in the sciences for their general chemistry sequence, CHEM 111 and CHEM 112. This course may be counted only as an elective beyond normal graduation requirements .

Course Number: 110 (3-Hour Lecture/Problem Solving)
Course Name: Organic Chemistry 1

Course Description: Organic structural theory, including conformations and configurations of molecules and functional group classification of organic compounds- alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, ethers, alkyl halides, aldehydes and ketones, and aromatic and organometallic compounds. Major emphasis on relationships among molecular structure, chemical reactivity and physical properties. Thorough integration of reaction mechanisms as elucidated using principles of kinetics, thermodynamics, stereochemistry and spectroscopy. Introduction to the instrumentation of organic chemistry: proton and carbon-13 NMR, infrared and mass spectrometry.

Course Number: 232 (3-Hour Lecture & 3-Hour Lab)
Course Name: Organic Chemistry 2

Course Description: The structure-property-reactivity-mechanism-synthesis approach from CHEM 231 continues with application to, and/or emphasis on, unsaturated compounds-alkynes, dienes and aromatic compounds. Also, carbonyl compounds, including carboxylic acids and derivatives, along with amines, phenols and complex compounds with multiple functionalities. Introduction to natural and synthetic polymers; biomolecules, including fats, oils, amino acids and carbohydrates, along with the basic reactions of metabolism. Thorough integration of structural relationships to spectral properties using UV, IR, C-13 and H-1 NMR, and mass spectral instrumentation and derived data.

Course Number: 232 (3-Hour Lecture & 3-Hour Lab)
Course Name: Short Course in Organic Chemistry

Course Description: The elementary theory, reactions and properties of organic compounds in an integrated fashion. No credit toward chemistry major.

Course Number: 235 (3-Hour Lecture & 3-Hour Lab)

Contingency: These courses may be cancelled, or additional sections of this course may be offered pending student enrollment.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry completed by the time of appointment.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate-level introductory chemistry and/or organic chemistry addressed in at least two letters of reference and supported by any of the following: a) peer/supervisor review of teaching; b) student evaluations; c) teaching awards.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level.
  • Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview and teaching demonstration.
  • A complete application.

A complete application comprises the following:
  • A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Evidence of teaching ability.
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website). (These must include at least two current letters of recommendation attesting to teaching effectiveness).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach courses (lectures, recitations, and laboratories) in introductory and/or organic chemistry as well as non-majors courses.
  • Prepare course syllabi, lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessment instruments.
  • Foster student learning and professional development.
  • Teach day and evening classes as scheduled.

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Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. 

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion.  Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment.  Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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