Assistant Professor/Chemistry

Southern Oregon University

Ashland , OR

ID: 7077567
Posted: April 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Chemistry Department in the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Southern Oregon University (SOU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry position. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading analytical and instrumental chemistry classes and labs, as well as participating in our general chemistry and environmental chemistry classes and labs. The Chemistry Department values supportive interactions with students and the successful candidate should demonstrate the desire to teach, advise, and pursue active research with undergraduates with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities including formal research whether in scholarship of discovery, scholarship of synthesis, scholarship of application or scholarship of teaching. Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate will ideally have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field. ABD will be considered. Postdoctoral experience and/or college level teaching experience is highly desirable.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2021 and the position will be open until filled with a priority deadline of May 10, 2021.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Diversity Statement
SOU acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career spouses and partners in attracting and retaining a diverse and high-quality faculty, and recognizes the long-term programmatic and economic benefits to the University and the regional community. Therefore, SOU is committed to provide employment information, networking, and assistance to spouses/partners of current and prospective faculty.

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications
• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in
chemistry, or ABD, from an accredited institution.
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education,
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution.
• More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Demonstrated desire to teach, advise, and pursue active research with undergraduates with diverse learning styles and backgrounds.


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