Tenure Track in Biochemistry
Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track position in the Department Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning in August 2019. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution is required. Necessary qualifications include a record of success or demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate students and to conduct research with undergraduate students. Ability to teach Biochemistry, General Chemistry and upper level electives is required. College teaching experience including creative course design and online delivery is a plus.
In addition to teaching Biochemistry, the successful candidate will join existing faculty in sharing responsibilities for general education and first year chemistry courses. The candidate will also team teach Toxicology. Research with students and standard faculty duties such as advising, committee assignments, and scholarly activity are expected.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry consists of five faculty and a half-time lab manager, who serve approximately 35 majors and provide instruction for students in general education and service courses. The department is closely aligned with environmental science, biology, physics, and exercise science through collaboration in courses and research. The department offers BA degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry/Pre-Medicine Concentration and BS degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry-Environmental Science, and Chemistry Education.
The department enjoys flexible classroom and laboratory space housed in the 137,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012. The facility includes a well-equipped instrument lab that includes a multi-nuclear NMR spectrometer, an FTIR spectrometer, two GCs, two GCMS, and other assorted instruments. The biochemistry lab includes two high speed centrifuges, an ultracentrifuge (shared with biology), two Cary 60 spectrometers, two prep chromatography stations, assorted electrophoresis apparatus, 2D electrophoresis, blotting apparatus, standard and real time PCR, microbalances, photodocumentation, and other assorted equipment.
Taylor University is a nondenominational evangelical Christian liberal arts university. Programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith and learning.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. The University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.
Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.