POSITION: One-year (with the possibility of renewal) lecturer appointment beginning August 2022 with responsibility for delivering courses in analytical chemistry or biochemistry.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates will have earned a master’s degree or doctorate with an emphasis in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or related field. This teaching-focused position will support delivery of the chemistry programs’ ACS-certified curriculum, teaching courses related to analytical chemistry, biochemistry or at the introductory level. Preference will be given to candidates with a background with analytical chemistry or who possess experience relevant to undergraduate students looking towards careers in industry.
The Natural Science Department contains majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology as well as significant interactions with numerous interdisciplinary programs. The five-member chemistry program offers majors in chemistry and biochemistry which includes an American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified track in each. The department is housed in the Vermeer Science Center (VSC), renovated as the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Design) certified building in the state of Iowa and the first science building to be recognized as green by the U.S Green Building Council. This 71,000 square foot facility is shared with programs in biology, physics, engineering, mathematics/ and computer science and includes of classroom space with modern technology, laboratory space, and dedicated areas to facilitate collaborative undergraduate research. The department has an array of modern instrumentation on site including a newly installed JEOL 400 MHz NMR, Perkin Elmer IR Spectrometer, Cary (Agilent) Fluorimeter, Agilent HPLC, GC/MS, Flame AA, two UV/Vis systems, TWO GC systems, and a Toledo-Mettler TGI/DSC.
Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,100 students. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.
To apply for this position visit http://www.central.edu/job-seekers/ . Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:
1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college
2. a curriculum vitae
3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this leadership opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Central College is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community where students and employees feel welcome and can thrive. The Central College Welcome Statement is designed to promote and protect the safety, respect, and integrity of relationships among all members of our community. Each individual is responsible for creating an atmosphere that fosters openness, mutual respect, and inclusivity. To achieve these ends, Central College aims to establish a safe environment for all persons, including those considered diverse by contemporary and sometimes changing standards.
Central College is an equal opportunity employer. The college encourages candidates to apply who are from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information (for employees), or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, Central seeks candidates who have had experience working with and/or interacting with individuals from diverse populations to apply.