Position: The Department of Chemistry at Truman State University has one tenure-track appointment beginning August 2023, for outstanding candidates with expertise in biochemistry.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will provide classroom instruction in introductory chemistry classes, courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in upper-level biochemistry courses and other courses compatible with expertise; conduct research with and mentor undergraduate students, assist and lead curriculum development, and serve on departmental and university-level committees.
Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. (completed by the start date) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field.
Applicants will be evaluated on academic qualifications; support for the liberal arts and sciences mission of the University; teaching philosophy and experience; demonstrated potential for success in teaching chemistry courses; research interests and plans for involving undergraduates in research, evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and compatibility with the department’s needs.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance.
Program: The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The Department has 15 faculty members, and approximately 140 undergraduate majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program, graduating approximately 25 American Chemical Society - certified B.S. chemistry majors yearly. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Biology, introduced a new Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major beginning Fall 2018 and graduated its first major in Spring 2020. In addition, the Department provides classes to support more than 600 biology, agriculture, and health-related majors. The Department also offers courses in the Dialogues, Truman’s liberal studies core curriculum, and opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the Dialogues. For more information about the Chemistry Department, please visit http://chemistry.truman.edu/.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit truman.edu/about.
The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at visitkirksville.com.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/. Application materials may also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests and goals; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and email@example.com.
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