The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at Johnson & Wales University invites applications for a full-time assistant professor position to begin in Fall 2024. Preference for the position is given to one with expertise in biochemistry.
Faculty members are responsible for providing students with a rich, relevant and engaging academic experience. The faculty role encompasses teaching, student outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student advising, and university service. Faculty continuously engage in professional development while maintaining current expertise in the applicable content area and developing students through effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory chemistry courses as well as organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Diversity & Inclusion
Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.
Essential Job Functions
- Demonstrates specialized knowledge and maintains expertise in the theory, skills, and pedagogy of the applicable discipline or profession
- Uses strategies and skills necessary to support student learning and prepares and delivers current and relevant course material in an understandable and motivating manner
- Continually assesses course objectives and instructional methods to improve teaching and learning
- Uses formative and summative assessments of student learning within assigned courses to inform instruction and improve student attainment of course objectives and program outcomes
- Establishes a student and advisor relationship that provides guidance with regard to program choices and career possibilities and supports student educational growth through guided decision making
- Supports the university's outcomes initiatives by working to refine and revise course assignments and evaluation tools and leading or participating in data analysis discussions to make program and course improvements
- Facilitates development and revision of programs and courses, assuring alignment within the program description and outcomes, course objectives and content, as well as university curriculum standards
- Attends commencement, convocation, faculty meetings, department meetings, committee meetings, professional development programs, and other university events, as applicable
- Supports student enrollment and retention by participating in university events, advising student clubs and organizations, and assisting with admissions activities
- Adheres to and fulfills the responsibilities of all faculty members as outlined in the faculty manual
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Earned Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate accreditation as determined by Johnson & Wales University (Eligible doctorate candidates are encouraged to apply if their degree will be conferred by July 2024.)
- Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations
Experience teaching in higher education and/or postdoctoral teaching experience
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Please block personal ID such as date of birth and social security number.)
Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Estelle Lebeau (Estelle.Lebeau@jwu.edu) , Ph.D., Search Committee Chairperson. Questions regarding this position may also be addressed to Dr. Lebeau.
Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.
Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.
If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply on the JWU Employment Site at http://work.jwu.edu, requisition # 9443. To learn more about Johnson & Wales University go to http://www.jwu.edu.