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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, non-tenure-track

Employer
Linfield University
Location
McMinnville, Oregon
Salary
Commensurate with experience + benefits
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Linfield University, Department of Chemistry (www.linfield.edu/chemistry/index.html) invites applications to fill a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor/General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator position to manage all operations of the general chemistry laboratory program beginning July 1, 2022.

The position will support majors in chemistry as well as provide service courses to majors in biology, biochemistry, environmental studies, nursing, exercise science, and pre-professional health majors. Applicants should desire to be part of a committed team of faculty which works together to deliver a high-quality education and experience to our students.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by Monday June 20, 2022, will receive priority consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position is responsible for all operation of Linfield University’s general chemistry laboratory instruction, supervision, and management in collaboration with the chemistry faculty and staff, including stockroom supervision, scientific equipment and software maintenance, and supervision of upper division laboratories as needed. Experience with or willingness to develop expertise in Argument Driven Inquire (ADI) and Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) pedagogy preferred. Other teaching responsibilities will be determined depending on candidate’s interests, expertise, and departmental needs, including supervision of upper division laboratories.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Ph.D. or Masters in chemistry or chemical education 2) Deep commitment to undergraduate education, 3) Previous teaching experience in higher education beyond the teaching assistant level preferred, 4) Evidence of and commitment to student-centered teaching and mentoring of diverse students (e.g. new majority students, first generation students, students of color, transfer students, Pell-eligible students), 5) Ability to collaborate with colleagues, students, and staff, and a demonstrated capacity to serve the department and the larger university community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education; Experience or expertise with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and/or Argument Driven Inquire (ADI) pedagogy; previous higher education teaching experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

To apply, please complete the online application process and attach the following documents as ONE PDF document. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin June 13-20, 2022.

• Cover Letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Transcripts (copies are acceptable)

• Statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom

• Contact information for three professional references (including a brief explanation of how you have worked with each reference and/or the specific aspects of your professional work to which each reference can speak most knowledgeably).

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Atkinson, Chair of the Chemistry Department and Search Committee Chair, at eatkins@linfield.edu.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

In order to create the healthiest face-to-face learning environment possible, Linfield University is requiring that all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees should be fully vaccinated no later than two weeks prior to arriving on campus.  To be fully vaccinated, employees will need to have the COVID-19 booster shot when eligible.  Employees who have not received their COVID-19 booster shot will be considered unvaccinated, and will need to complete the request for exemption form here.  People who have tested positive for COVID-19 will still be required to show proof of vaccination.  Linfield’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, including requirements for compliance and exemptions, is available at https://linfield.edu/coronavirus-update/vaccine.html

Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive University that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The University is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, located in northeast Portland, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield University Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online.

Enrollment totals 2,000 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2020 US News & World Report. The University was named the top liberal arts college in Oregon by Money magazine in 2019. Linfield was also ranked 27th nationally by The Economist magazine in 2015 for future economic value based on average salaries of graduates.  Linfield is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes commitment to civic engagement and service-learning.

Linfield places a strong emphasis on experiential education that creates a rich learning environment. Special features of the University include study abroad programs in fifteen countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Half of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the University pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience.

McMinnville is at the heart of Oregon’s wine country in the Willamette Valley. The city is 35 miles from Portland and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches. Sunset magazine ranked McMinnville as a top 20 “dream town” and Bon Appétit rated the city one of the six “foodiest towns” in the United States. In a state famed for its incredible natural beauty, the Northwest Oregon region also provides easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

 

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