Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
- An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry or a closely related field.
- A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English.
- High degree of interest in mentoring undergraduate research students.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in college-level undergraduate teaching, possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
- Evidence of robust scholarly activities with plans for establishing a program of research at Whitworth University that is competitive for external funding.
- Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
- Commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
- Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.
- A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
- Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
Application Process The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs:
- A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position.
- A 2-3 page research proposal describing: 1) your current research endeavors, 2) a research plan to be implemented at Whitworth University, 3) a list of appropriate funding agencies to which you would apply for external funding and any current and transferable funding sources, and 4) an explanation of how undergraduate students may be involved in your research.
- The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three or more professional references.
- Three recent student course evaluations (or a note explaining why they are not available).
Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources at email@example.com.
Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Deanna Ojennus at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chemistry Department Information Whitworth’s Chemistry Department offers BA and BS degrees in Chemistry. Students seeking a BS degree declare a General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or Biochemistry track. To read more about our department please see our department website: http://www.whitworth.edu/academic/department/chemistry/index.aspx.
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