Faculty Member - Chemistry

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Green Chemistry
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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This is a full-time position beginning January or Fall 2023, continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience, and applicable work experience.

The faculty member for Chemistry Instructs students in various chemistry lecture and laboratory courses including Introductory, General Chemistry, and higher level courses commensurate with the successful candidate’s subfield of expertise, with a preference toward analytical chemistry; promotes student learning as a primary focus in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses; creates, implements, and maintains lecture and laboratory materials; incorporates technology into both lecture and laboratory settings, as appropriate; addresses student needs from diverse backgrounds and/or cultures; and demonstrates a commitment to helping students achieve their academic and career goals.


1. The successful candidate must be able to teach a range of different courses in Chemistry.
2. Supervises, instructs, and advises a diverse student population by incorporating multiple methods of instruction in classroom, lab, office settings (including office hours and review sessions).
3.  Prepares for class, develops written syllabi/course materials (including lab activities).
4.  Incorporates technology to enhance lecture and laboratory courses.
5.  Evaluates students' progress; prepares and grades exams, quizzes; evaluates lab reports, homework, etc.
6.  Enforces safety policies in lab; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught.
7.  Develops and gathers data for assessments; mentors’ students with research projects.
8.  Remains current with new trends and educational developments in chemistry through attendance at conferences, courses, workshops, etc.
9.   Advises majors; and participates in campus and departmental committees and activities.
10. May be required to lift up to 30 lbs.
11. May require numerous evenings or weekends.
12. May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen; exposure to chemicals.

1.  A lifestyle in agreement with the ONU Statement of Mission, Faith, and Lifestyle Covenant.
2.  Prefer at least (1) or more years' recent experience teaching college-level introductory and general chemistry
3.  Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in cover letter with resume detailing how you best fit the Desired Qualifications
4. Excellent oral communication skills in English as demonstrated by interview
5. Experience utilizing computerized lab data acquisition systems
6. Experience developing new and/or modifying existing curriculum
7. Expressed commitment to professional development
8. Significant research or laboratory experience

A doctoral degree in Chemistry or Chemical Education required.

1. Cover letter, explaining how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications. When describing your teaching experience, please clearly state whether it was as a Teaching Assistant or as the Instructor of Record.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Statement of Christian faith.
4. Philosophy of education.
5. Copies of college transcripts documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and all relevant coursework (official transcripts required upon hire).
6. Three current letters of recommendation (written within the last two years) from colleagues who can testify to your teaching or laboratory ability and experience.

Only candidates who submit all required documents will be considered:  curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of faith, teaching philosophy that also includes your experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds and how that shapes your pedagogy, college transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and application questions.

Applications will be accepted until  March 1st, or position is filled.

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