The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a 9-month Assistant Professor of Chemistry to deliver and support high-quality learning for students enrolled in undergraduate science and pre-professional health programs, as well as graduate students enrolled in our accelerated Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry program. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching courses to undergraduate students and master’s students. Courses may include lectures and labs in organic chemistry and upper-level chemistry courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in experimental chemistry, ideally in physical organic chemistry, that involves undergraduate and master’s students. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service, and scholarship activities and work collaboratively with colleagues to support the University and the School.
• Serves as Instructor of undergraduate and masters level chemistry courses, which may include lectures and labs of organic chemistry, spectroscopic analysis, stereochemistry, etc.
• Demonstrates evidence-based teaching practices including inclusive teaching strategies and efforts to support diverse learners.
• Provides assignments and assessments that demonstrate real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Uses the University’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments, grades and other materials to communicate with students.
• Advises and assists students through office hours or scheduled appointments through University-approved mechanisms.
• Works collaboratively with the Chemistry Faculty to improve students’ academic and scientific abilities/skills and reviews curriculum needs and offerings.
• Develops an independent research program in experimental chemistry, ideally in physical organic chemistry, or chemical education, that involves undergraduate students in chemistry and other science majors. Supervises and advises chemistry master’s theses.
• Attends and participates in School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, Admission Open Houses, and other student recruitment events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, if applicable
• Works effectively with Administrators, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Assistants, to ensure effective delivery of undergraduate chemistry content
• Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities
• Attends Open House or other events, as needed
• Assumes other duties as requested by the Dean of Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Department of Math and Natural Sciences
• Ph.D. degree in Chemistry required; ABD, considered
• Experience teaching undergraduate chemistry courses required; at least 3 years preferred, with strong emphasis on large classroom management
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence-based teaching practices including inclusive pedagogies and active learning
• Knowledge and application of best practices in teaching to diverse learners
• Ability to effectively use technology tools to support student learning, such as the Blackboard learning management system and audience response systems (clickers)
• Excellent written and oral communication skill
• Demonstrated strong organizational skills
• Strong innovative and collaborative skills
• Ability to use MS Office Suite
• Ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader
• Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals)
• Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
• Commitment to undergraduate education and student success
• Work requires sitting, standing and walking as part of classroom instruction, lab instruction, and lab research.
Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.
MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law