The Department of Chemistry at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry starting in August, 2024. We are seeking candidates committed to engaged undergraduate teaching and to developing an accessible research program that involves undergraduates, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. We are especially interested in candidates able to build bridges between organic chemistry and other areas of student interest, such as pre-health and neuroscience, both in class and in one-on-one teaching opportunities. The successful candidate will benefit from extensive support for junior faculty, including professional development funding, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, funding for student-faculty research collaboration via the Summer Science Research Program and the The OWU Connection, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs.
This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty. This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, The OWU Connection. In addition to support listed above, incoming faculty will have opportunities to connect with faculty across the Five Colleges of Ohio and GLCA consortium. For more information about the cluster, please visit www.owu.edu/joinOWUfaculty. For more information about Academic Affairs and its commitment to DEI, please visit https://owu.edu/dei.
- Developing and teaching the two-semester sequence of organic chemistry and the accompanying laboratories, in support of a wide range of students with diverse interests and future plans;
Advising students in their academic journey
Engaging in a consistent and focused line of research
Providing service to the department, university, and profession
Assisting in curriculum development, revision, and evaluation
Factors contributing success
- Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a related discipline such as bioorganic or medicinal organic chemistry;
Evidence of preparation for teaching at the undergraduate level;
Enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduate students in research experiences;
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to helping students from diverse racial, social, and cultural groups attain their full potential.
- Experience as the Instructor of Record for an undergraduate chemistry course
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the following (no more than 2 pages for each):
- Teaching statement: a statement articulating your teaching philosophy. Please address your ability to teach organic chemistry and other courses and to employ a variety of pedagogical techniques to reach students from different backgrounds.
Diversity statement: a statement that describes your experience and/or approach to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including examples of ways you have intentionally addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and research program.
Research statement: a statement outlining the central aims of the research program you would like to develop and how it will thrive at Ohio Wesleyan.
Please submit all materials via www.owu.edu/joinOWUfaculty, where you will find additional information about working at OWU. Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and additional materials may be requested at a later time and can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include “Chemistry” in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
About Ohio Wesleyan. Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world. The college’s signature program, The OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report. OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest. Columbus, known increasingly as the “Silicon Midwest,” was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.
To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.