Department:Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences – 250150
M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry; applicants with degrees in related fields to chemistry will be considered if they have a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in chemistry.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
This position is open to any chemistry discipline. Candidates with the ability to teach laboratory and/or lecture courses in analytical chemistry and/or physical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all degree requirements before the beginning date of appointment.
No license/certification required.
Description of the Department or Unit
The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with eight different concentrations: the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified degree, Marketing and Business, Biochemistry, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Individually Designed and Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure. The department also offers a BA degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Sciences. The department has 18 tenure-track faculty members, 17 non-tenure track faculty members and approximately 350 undergraduate majors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach 15 contact hours per week in undergraduate laboratories and/or lectures. Primary instructional duties will be introductory chemistry. Additional classes in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, or another specific subdiscipline may be required, dependent upon candidate qualifications. The candidate will hold office hours for students, foster a risk-based chemical safety approach, and perform the other normal duties associated with teaching. Teaching assignments may be adjusted depending upon departmental needs and qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates will be expected to engage in relevant service activities, and to promote diversity and inclusive excellence.
Ability and willingness to teach online courses.
Type of Position:Full Time Position
Number Of Months Per Year:9
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of professional position at the University.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Proposed Date of Hire:08/17/2020
Suggested Salary Range:Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to apply
Applicants must submit:
A letter of application;
Current curriculum vitae;
Copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
Names, email addresses and telephone contact information for three references;
Statement of teaching philosophy with examples of practical application;
Excellence through diversity statement which describes the applicant’s plans to promote diversity issues and inclusive excellence in their teaching, service, and/or outreach.
Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to ***************@appstate.edu c/o Dr. Mike Hambourger. Only complete electronic applications will be accepted.
Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or *******@appstate.edu.
Open Until Filled:Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Search Chair Name
Dr. Mike Hambourger
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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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