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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Morningside University
Sioux City, Iowa
Based on Qualifications and Experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry


The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Morningside University is seeking applications for a two-year visiting appointment at the assistant professor level in Chemistry, to begin August 14, 2023.




  • Teaching a 2-semester, sophomore level Organic Chemistry sequence (with labs) each academic year.  Other teaching responsibilities may include upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization or a senior capstone course for senior level Biology and Chemistry students. Candidates will also teach in the university’s general education program as needed. Candidates should demonstrate experience teaching chemistry to undergraduate learners and a willingness and capacity for academic advising responsibilities as well as service to the university and broader community. Teaching load is 24 credits per academic year.



  • Applicants must possess a Masters or PhD in Chemistry or related field from a regionally accredited university (ABD will be considered). Familiarity with pedagogical strategies for effective teaching/learning of chemical principles. Experience teaching undergraduates, mentoring research students, and engaging with students from diverse backgrounds preferred. Willingness to provide service to help achieve departmental/institutional goals.

About Morningside:


Morningside is a private university located in Sioux City, IA, recognized for providing undergraduate students with exceptional active learning experiences on a beautiful 69-acre residential campus. The university is also well regarded for its online graduate programs, flexible post-baccalaureate programs, and an online bachelor’s degree completion option.


Morningside offers more than 65 areas of study for undergraduates, as well as graduate programs in nursing or education, including a 100% online Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences is an active, interdisciplinary department, with opportunities to mentor undergraduate research students and a variety of student interest groups. Total university enrollment is approximately 2,200 students from nearly all 50 states and almost 20 countries.


Morningside offers robust study abroad and May Term programs that give students the ability to customize their education and access a global network of opportunities. The university is also home to 28 athletic teams that are often competitive at a national level, visual and performing arts, more than 50 clubs and organizations, and other well-established active learning options that engage students outside the traditional classroom setting. Learn more at


Review of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 24, 2023.  Successful completion of a background check and education verification are required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, creed, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, or other characteristics protected by state and federal law. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources at


Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering Chemistry Search in the subject line and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be submitted electronically to the "facultysearch" email address provided above. Questions about the position may be addressed to Randy Campbell, Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department Head (712-274-5235 or


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