Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN

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Job no: 493095
Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Assistant of Associate Professor of Chemistry

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Divsion of Natural Sciences

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position: Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry with an emphasis in inorganic or physical chemistry for the Marion, Indiana campus. The ideal candidate will be able to teach chemistry courses at all undergraduate levels in addition to general education courses for non-majors, as needed. The candidate should be committed to building and sustaining an active program of undergraduate research.

The IWU Chemistry Department has ACS accreditation. It has five full-time faculty members and is part of the Division of Natural Sciences which has 17.5 full-time faculty members. The division offers majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, and Pre-Health Care Sciences. The division has a strong commitment to high quality, academically rigorous teaching, and a growing emphasis in undergraduate research.

Applicant should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ; comfort with the Wesleyan-Arminian theology; a commitment to liberal arts learning; and the integration of Christian faith in teaching and practice.

Start date will be for the Spring 2024 semester or Fall 2024 semester pending funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching chemistry courses with faith integration at all undergraduate levels
  • Student mentoring/academic advising
  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Supervision of undergraduate research
  • Other university service
  • Scholarship and participation in professional organizations are encouraged

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate or pursuing a doctorate in inorganic or physical chemistry


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage undergraduate research preferred

Required Skills

  • A commitment to teaching excellence within a Christ-centered academic community is essential
  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and embraces the theological and lifestyle commitments of the Wesleyan Church
  • Possesses the interpersonal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Indiana Wesleyan University Natural Sciences faculty
  • Willingness to learn and use our online course management system
  • Willingness to learn new instructional strategies and techniques
  • Skills for evaluation of the impact of teaching on the teaching-learning process and implementation of modifications as appropriate
  • Skills in interpreting and acting upon recommendations identified in course and program evaluation

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Advertised: 15 Jun 2023 US Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Dec 2023 US Eastern Standard Time


A vision that began over 100 years ago has taken full form as today's Indiana Wesleyan University – a Christian comprehensive university committed to liberal arts and professional education.

IWU is an energized community. Its spiritually rich learning environment, academic commitment and caring instruction develop in students the knowledge, skills and disposition to change the world for Jesus Christ.

The following profile information will help you know a little more about IWU:

  • The Indiana Wesleyan University Story is one of faithfulness, remarkable growth, innovation, and the joyful expectation of God's next chapter for the University.
  • IWU was initially accredited in 1966 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has maintained its Accreditation since then. Other agencies and associations also accredit individual IWU programs.
  • IWU is committed to several Distinctives, ranging from a Christ-centered educational experience to a commitment to comprehensive student support.
  • We are resolute in upholding our Mission and Values, including our mission to be a Christ-centered academic community committed to developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.
  • Our Academic Structure encourages innovation in education and honors academic achievements by students and faculty alike.
  • IWU is an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers with its roots in John Wesley's Methodism.

Indiana Wesleyan University is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and one of the largest employers in Grant County, Indiana.

Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University’s 350 acre residential campus in Marion, Indiana. Most buildings on the Marion campus have been built in the past 25 years, so students live and learn in a visually striking environment with well-appointed residence halls and academic facilities, all on a campus that is only an hour away from both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

IWU-Marion offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and an expanding list of graduate degree programs to residential students representing more than 80 Christian denominations and 10 foreign countries.

More than 8,000 adult learners attend classes through IWU-National & Global online or at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. IWU-National & Global offers over 100 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Wesley Seminary, founded in 2009, is headquartered on the Marion, Indiana, campus of IWU. Wesley Seminary offers a practical online path for working ministers to obtain a graduate- or doctoral-level degree while applying weekly knowledge to their local ministry contexts.

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