Visiting Assistant Professor

Furman University

Visiting Assistant Professor


Posting Number: 201713P

Position Type: Faculty

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Salary Level:

Pay Type: Salaried

Work Unit: Chemistry

Job Description Summary:
Furman University invites applications for two 1-year visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track) positions in the department of Chemistry to begin August 2017.

The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory chemistry courses for majors and non-majors and courses in inorganic chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in inorganic chemistry for one position, while the other is open. An earned doctorate is required. Though this position has no research expectations, modest funds will be provided along with research laboratory space and the opportunity to engage undergraduate students in research.

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Furman University is committed to educating the whole student, encouraging academic and emotional growth while also providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. At the core of the University is a dynamic engaged learning philosophy that's grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are taught by top-notch professors whose chief priorities are teaching and guiding undergraduate students—all within a close-knit campus community where ideas and perspectives are valued and encouraged.

The Furman Advantage promises all students an education that delivers value by preparing them for successful, meaningful lives. Guided by a community of mentors and supported by institutes and centers, students chart personalized four-year pathways that are made meaningful through guaranteed engaged learning experiences.

Our institutes and centers ensure there is a connection between the resources of Furman and the communities that we serve and strengthen. The Richard Riley Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank that promotes discussion and analysis of issues critical to South Carolina's future. The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability acts as a research hub and action center where students, educators and community leaders work together to explore sustainability challenges and generate scalable solutions. The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health serves as a convener of programs, educational initiatives, ideas and resources working collectively to bridge the population health gap of the Greenville community and beyond.

The student experience at Furman includes NCAA Division I Athletics, a vibrant student life culture encouraged by a 100 percent residential community, and a campus that is internationally recognized for its beauty.

Founded in 1826, the private university is located in the award-winning city of Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational, and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional residence halls to apartments. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking, and an 18-hole golf course.

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.

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Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate.

Preferred Qualificiations:

Physical Demands:

Work Environment:
Typical classroom and lab setting.

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Employment Period: 9 Month

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Furman University is an equal opportunity employer strongly commited to diversity within its community.

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