Tenure-track Position in Chemistry

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Location
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Salary
competitive
Posted
Sep 02, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Field of specialization
Analytical, Environmental, Geological
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Tenure-track Position in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Berea College invites candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the area of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, or a related field, to begin August 2021. The successful candidate is expected to teach general chemistry and analytical chemistry, contribute to the upper division advanced laboratory sequence, and teach one to two courses per year in Environmental Science and/or Geology. The new faculty member will also be expected to contribute regularly to the general education curriculum at Berea College. Post-doctoral research and teaching experience are highly desirable. As with all tenure-track faculty at Berea College, there is an expectation of excellent teaching and of conducting research (securing both internal and external funding) with students as well as advising and other college activities. The Chemistry Department is seeking an individual with experience working within a community of diverse students and colleagues, who is familiar with evidence-based, student-centered teaching and is committed to creating an inclusive classroom environment. Successful candidates will, by their teaching, research, or service, demonstrate that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

The Chemistry Department includes five full-time faculty members and graduates an average of 10-15 majors per year. The faculty at Berea College are dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching and robust research, particularly with students. Facilities include a 500 MHz NMR, FT-IR, luminescence spectrometer, UV/Vis spectrometer, electrospray mass spec, GCs with mass spec detector and TCD detector, HPLC, flame atomic absorption spectrometer, and a CHNS/O elemental analyzer.

The ideal faculty member will continue our close collaboration with Geology and Sustainability and Environmental Studies (SENS). The position will contribute up to two courses per year in SENS and/or GEO, as needed.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, transcripts, and three recommendation letters to https://tinyurl.com/y3fojph9. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here

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