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Visiting Professor, Chemistry

The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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The position will begin Fall Semester of 2022 and end on May 9, 2023 with the possibility for renewal. The Visiting Professor is expected to teach at the undergraduate level; enrich students' academic experience; and participate in departmental and college activities. The successful candidate will teach the upper-level undergraduate course sequence in biochemistry and the undergraduate biochemistry lab course as well as other courses as assigned and provide service to the department. Research/scholarly activity is possible. The Department offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD programs in chemistry and biochemistry.

Required Qualifications
The candidate is required to hold a M.Sc. or MS in Chemistry or Biochemistry with demonstrated research/teaching experience in the field, or Ph.D.  ABD (all but dissertation) in Chemistry or Biochemistry with relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry and at least one semester experience teaching biochemistry and a biochemistry lab (complete with modern relevant laboratory experiments) at a college or university is preferred.  Experience in or demonstrated ability to teach general chemistry and multiple chemistry sub-disciplines beyond biochemistry such as inorganic or organic chemistry, as well as the lab components of these courses, is also highly desirable.

Compensation/Grade & Benefits

The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial or official transcripts, a list of three references (full contact information including email addresses for the references) and a statement of teaching philosophy to your profile.

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents to your profile under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.

Application Deadline:
Review of applicants will begin June 22, 2022.

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Job ID # 13630

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It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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