Chemistry Faculty

Location
Rochester, Minnesota
Salary
+benefits
Posted
Sep 11, 2018
Closes
Oct 11, 2018
Ref
326084
Field of specialization
Education
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Qualifications

The successful candidate has an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry with knowledge of basic techniques in a chemistry laboratory setting. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in laboratory instruction and a commitment to exemplary teaching are preferred. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently. UMR’s core values are community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making, and human potential.

About UMR

The University of Minnesota designated the University of Minnesota Rochester as its fifth System campus in December 2006. UMR admitted its first class of undergraduates in fall 2009, offering both the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The BSHP is a collaborative program with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS). With five graduating classes, UMR’s innovative approach to active, collaborative, interdisciplinary learning is supporting success for graduates who either continue their education in a broad range of health sciences (BSHS) or enter multiple health professions (BSHP). UMR’s distinct Vision is to inspire transformation in higher education through innovations that empower our graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century. For additional information about this 10-year old campus integrated in the heart of Minnesota’s Rochester: America’s City for Care and Innovation, please read UMR’s Growth Plan: Vision Drives Our Strategic Growth.

About the UMR Center for Learning Innovation

This new Student Based Faculty member will join colleagues in the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an interdisciplinary department that focuses on undergraduate education in health sciences and engages students as participants in research on learning. The CLI is a learning-centered faculty community in which ongoing assessment guides student learning and is the basis for research on teaching and learning. The CLI promotes a learner-centered, technology-enhanced, concept-driven, and community-integrated learning environment. Through ongoing assessment of student achievement, the CLI aspires to personalize education and continuously improve the educational experience for UMR students.

About the Job

The innovative University of Minnesota Rochester invites applications for a chemistry instructor to teach undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program beginning in January 2019. In collaboration with other faculty in UMR’s Center for Learning Innovation (CLI) faculty, the successful candidate will help prepare and team-teach the range of chemistry courses and laboratory experiences needed by students in the BSHS program (including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry).

Duties are focused on student success and include preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, implementing active learning strategies, grading, staffing the Just ASK tutoring center, ordering lab supplies, supervising undergraduate academic assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with teaching responsibilities, serving on CLI committees, and other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate has an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry with knowledge of basic techniques in a chemistry laboratory setting. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in laboratory instruction and a commitment to exemplary teaching are preferred. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently. UMR’s core values are community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making, and human potential.

How To Apply

  1. Note the position title at the top of this page
  2. Please navigate to the UMN Human Resources page
  3. Under "Recruiting Location," select "Rochester"
  4. Click on the appropriate position and click apply at the bottom of the linked page

In addition to the online application, applicants must attach the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of your commitment to diversity
  4. Names and contact information for 3 references

Additional documents may be attached after the initial application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

This position will remain open until filled. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources at umrhr@r.umn.edu.

Background Check

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please contact employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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