Visiting Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Location
Ewing, New Jersey
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jun 03, 2019
Closes
Jul 03, 2019
Field of specialization
Education
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Temporary

VISITING FACULTY POSITION in CHEMISTRY

The Department of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position starting August 2019.

TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty.  TCNJ has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.”

We are seeking broadly trained applicants from all areas of Chemistry, who are strongly committed to high quality teaching and deep student engagement in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate should be able to teach General Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry courses. 

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field; ABDs will be considered if the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start date. The candidate should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including prior experience teaching college-level introductory Chemistry (with laboratory), and a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates.

To apply, compile a single PDF file containing the items listed below and upload to TCNJ’s Taleo system here https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=TCNJ&cws=37&rid=914. The subject line should begin with “Visiting Position” and end with the candidate’s name.

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity
  • Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, including at least one addressing teaching effectiveness. Letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to chem@tcnj.edu with the name of the candidate in the subject line.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About the Chemistry Department and TCNJ

The Chemistry Department has 12 full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 130 majors. We are housed in a modern building that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities including a new wing that opened in Fall 2017 (see: https://science.tcnj.edu/about/facilities-labs/).  For more information about the department, visit:  https://chemistry.tcnj.edu/.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public PUI that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM.  Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%.  TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council of Undergraduate Research in 2016.  In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years.  TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.

TCNJ is the proud recipient of an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which supports our work to provide access and foster success for all students studying science and math, especially those traditionally underserved by STEM and higher education.  TCNJ has also been a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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