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Instructor - #000515Department:
Chemistry & PhysicsPosition Summary:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Carnegie statement:
Western Carolina University (WCU), one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for a 9-month instructor position in organic chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting January 2023 initially as a one semester fixed-term appointment.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at WCU offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry (including an ACS-certified degree program) and Forensic Science, an M.S. degree in Chemistry (both as a stand-alone program and as part of an accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s program), and minors in chemistry and physics. The Department of Chemistry & Physics is located in the new Tom Apodaca Science Building, which provides the department with state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space.
The faculty member will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester, engage in service activities for the University, and serve as an academic advisor to chemistry undergraduate students. While applicants with any chemistry specialization are encouraged to apply, candidates whose teaching interests support the organic discipline are preferred. Of particular interest are candidates who can teach courses across multiple chemistry disciplines.
Commitment to Diversity/Equity:All departments within the College of Arts & Sciences at Western Carolina University, including the department of Chemistry & Physics, are committed to attracting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. At the College of Arts & Sciences, we value our faculty’s and staff’s unique identities and varied experiences. As a college community, we are dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where ethical teaching and workplace practices are centered to build a more just workplace. College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff engage positivity-focused perspectives as allies and collaborators where potential for impactful change and movement toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity are goals. Racial and ethnic minoritized individuals, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum educational/professional requirement for the position is a M.S. in chemistry or a closely related field.Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the minimum qualifications listed, candidates with prior teaching experience are preferred.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
07/18/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial 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 start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Wallen at [email protected]Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.