Tenure Track Faculty in Organic Chemistry

Taylor University
Upland, Indiana
Based on qualifications and experience
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required.

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 Organic Chemistry is required.

In addition to teaching Organic Chemistry, the successful candidate will join existing faculty in sharing responsibilities for general education and first year chemistry courses. 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 1440 sq. ft. Organic Chemistry Lab has spacious unobstructed benchtops, 16 individual hoods around the perimeter, and a large whiteboard with AV projection.  The Organic Lab is adjacent to a well-equipped instrument lab that includes a multi-nuclear NMR spectrometer, an FTIR spectrometer, two GCs, two GCMS, and other assorted instruments.

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.                                                                                                  

The University is located in Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne.

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc.  Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, 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.