Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow of Chemistry
St. George, UT
Posted: September 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Announcement
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time, two-year position as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow beginning in August 2022. The successful applicant will join a department of seven full-time faculty members with a diverse disciplinary expertise. The successful candidate will receive professional mentoring from one or more full-time faculty in the department. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates.
More information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://chemistry.dixie.edu.
Teach 30 credits of lecture and laboratory courses each academic year, primarily in introductory topics (e.g., General Chemistry) and potentially other topics according to the candidate’s strengths. Opportunities to develop new curricula and implement innovative teaching methodologies are also available.
Involve undergraduate students in experiential-learning projects and research.
Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings. Hold regular office hours. Work with other faculty in program management. Adhere to university policies.
Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. As this position is aimed at providing an early-career experience, the candidate’s Ph.D. should have been earned during the last five years. ABD may be considered if degree is awarded prior to August 2022.
Demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduate students.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work with and assist part-time laboratory instructors.
An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) non-tenure-track faculty position, with a two-year contract. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $48,000 - $50,000, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2021; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.