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Continuing Instructor

Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, Minnesota
To be determined based on experience, plus benefits
Closing date
Feb 24, 2022

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
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Full time
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Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Continuing Instructor in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2022.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

Department Information: The Chemistry Department offers a vibrant community engaged in inclusive teaching pedagogy, research and is affiliated with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program and the Environmental Studies Program. The Department offers a dual track introductory sequence, a non-majors chemistry course, weekly seminars, and is certified by the American Chemical Society. Students take a placement exam to enter either CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry or a CHE-106/108 sequence with CHE-108 offered during January Term.

Major/Essential Functions: This position provides leadership and is responsible for operations of the CHE-106/108 dual sequence. This includes organizing laboratories and associated materials as well as contributing to the teaching of lectures and labs. This position is responsible for administering the CHE-107/106 placement exam and helping to coordinate registration for CHE-107 and -106. Additional teaching duties will be assigned based on qualifications, but may include organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or quantitative analysis.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by February 21, 2022. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in chemistry
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of inclusive pedagogies
  • Experience teaching first-year college chemistry courses
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