The Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an interdisciplinary department focused on health sciences at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR), invites applications for a full-time tenure-line faculty position (open-rank, assistant/associate/full professor; tenured or tenure-track) in Chemistry beginning fall semester 2022. The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year at a rank and tenure status depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with campus and University policy.
We are seeking applicants who will be able to collaborate with the rest of the chemistry faculty to design and deliver any course containing the typical content in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Faculty will be able to develop an active research line in the fields of scholarship of teaching and learning or a discipline-based education research with a diverse student body population. The required research productivity is outlined in Section 7.12 of the Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure. Faculty should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in their field for the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science for Health Sciences and Health Professions majors and, as teaching load permits, student-focused courses in the Center for Learning Innovation, such as first-year Cornerstone or senior year Capstone courses. Expected teaching workload is equivalent to 15 credits per academic year.
About the UMR Center for Learning Innovation. The new Chemistry 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 practice and is the basis for research on teaching and learning. Faculty take a team-based, collaborative approach to teaching and research. While some engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning across the integrated curriculum, others approach their research from a disciplinary education perspective. 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 our students. As a tenure-line position in the CLI, the successful candidate will contribute to the Center’s engagement in scholarship of teaching and learning as their primary area of scholarship (see: https://r.umn.edu/learning-research-and-innovation/cli).
Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:
- Have a terminal degree (i.e., PhD) in Chemistry or closely related field with teaching experience and scholarly work appropriate for rank and tenure/tenure-track status as required by Section 7.12 of the Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure found online at https://faculty.umn.edu/promotion-tenure/approved-712-statements.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to the scholarship of teaching and student learning appropriate for rank and tenure/tenure-track status.
Successful candidates will also:
- Show experience designing and teaching courses at the undergraduate level.
- Demonstrate familiarity with undergraduate health care education and/or expertise in a related discipline.
- Work well in interdisciplinary teams; is enthusiastic about shaping a developing university; and demonstrates successful experience with team teaching.
- Have knowledge, experience and ongoing commitment to working with underrepresented and diverse students, including: People of color; new immigrant populations; Native Americans; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; first-generation students; and/or students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Exhibit creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and excellent communication skills.
About the University of Minnesota Rochester. Our Vision is to transform higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st-century. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on the efficacy of educational innovation. By offering a distinctive health sciences education, UMR prepares students for a broad spectrum of career pathways including patient care; resilience, wellbeing and mental health; health care research and discovery; global health and public policy; emerging health technologies; and the business and leadership of healthcare. In its second decade of serving students, the campus community currently serves more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester. Through creative partnerships, this campus continues to grow in size and influence. At UMR, relationships and research drive student success. Our strategic growth plan has been aligned with the University of Minnesota System strategic plan (MPact 2025) establishing key metrics and aspirations. For more information about the University of Minnesota Rochester campus, please visit http://r.umn.edu/about-umr.
Active review of applications will begin October 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled, with the expectation of an August 8, 2022, start date. Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.umn.edu. Search postings for Job Requisition #343804 for application instructions and links. In addition to the Faculty/Academic Application for Employment form, applicants must attach to the online application a (1) description of teaching experience and philosophy, (2) summary of research interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) and a statement of commitment to diversity with an example of addressing diversity in scholarship and/or teaching. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
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