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Instructor or Assistant Professor, Chemistry - MS or PhD

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities invites applications for one or more Instructor(s) or Assistant Professor(s) of Chemistry to begin Fall 2024. Ideal applicants will have a strong scientific background and a passion for teaching. This position is responsible for all aspects of teaching undergraduate chemistry lecture and lab courses, including developing and implementing lab activities, assessing student performance, and reporting grades for coursework. The teaching load also includes lectures and labs for first-year general chemistry. Expertise in analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry or related health or natural sciences fields is a plus but not required. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position will include responsibilities in managing and coordinating assessment tools, Examsoft, and CANVAS for the first-year chemistry courses. All ranked faculty are expected to fulfill institutional expectations of teaching, scholarship, advising and service.
Successful candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, a strong promise for scholarly activity and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates will be expected to provide ongoing academic advising and serve a diverse student population. Candidates will be required to remain current with new trends and developments in their field of and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, participate in campus committees, and engage in the academic life of the University.
Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3200 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success. Bangor has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the U.S. It offers a safe, affordable community with excellent education and healthcare, easy access to major urban centers, and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Year-round activities can be enjoyed on the numerous lakes, trails, and ski areas. The University is approximately 40 minutes west of the Maine coast and the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park and an hour south of the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Examples of Duties

The successful candidate will:

Develop and present materials necessary for assigned lecture and lab instruction.
Develop and enhance current lab activities to meet changing needs of the programs.
Assess student performance and participate in college assessment activities.
Prepare the lab space for weekly lab instruction, including equipment and consumables.
Manage Course Assessments
Organize and manage American Chemical Society standardized exam.
Work professionally, ethically and collaboratively within the College of Science and Humanities and the University.

Note: This is a face-to-face position; candidates are expected to be on campus.

Typical Qualifications


Must have a minimum M.S., Ph.D. or A.B.D in an appropriate field. Undergraduate teaching experience is a plus. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching and student learning, as well as the ability to collaborate across disciplines to develop outstanding educational opportunities for students.

Must be a team player who is able to work independently with minimal supervision, and function congenially and effectively within a team environment. Must be comfortable operating and maintaining lab instruments and analytical computer software.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Husson University’s mission and to the highest ethical standards.

*The start date is Fall 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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