Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

ID: 7114254
Posted: October 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description
The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in chemistry, with a focus in biochemistry, starting in August 2023. The successful candidate will join a collegial, engaged team of faculty and professional staff in a school offering programs in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, and Laboratory Science.

Review of applications will begin November 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages) that highlights the candidate’s interests and expertise for teaching undergraduate chemistry courses, as well as a description of principles, practices, attitudes and/or experiences that would inform generation of an inclusive classroom environment where all students are encouraged to participate and thrive.
A statement (up to 2 pages) that discusses how the candidate’s training and professional experiences will enable their contribution to a liberal arts university community that values representation and support of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.
Contact information for three professional references.
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

For more information please visit the School website at https://www.une.edu/cas/schools/mathematical-physical-sciences or contact the Academic Director, Dr. Amy Deveau at [email protected]

UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city-based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE’s location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE’s five colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. We value student-centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, scholarship and research, and health and the environment.

UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of different learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation’s most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site- https://www.une.edu/hr/benefits for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.
Responsibilities
The school seeks candidates to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in general chemistry and biochemistry that serve science majors in CAS and the College of Health Professions. The typical teaching load is the equivalent of 12 credits per semester. The successful candidate will also engage in curriculum development and participate in academic advising, recruiting, course and program assessment, and service to the school, college and university.
Qualifications
A master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment; preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or to those with a combination of professional experience and education that provide commensurate qualifications. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to teaching general chemistry and biochemistry to undergraduates. Applicants with expertise suited to the teaching of research-based biochemistry labs and/or courses in other chemistry sub-fields will be given additional consideration.

Individuals with experience using technology and digital media are also encouraged to apply, as are those committed to teaching with inclusive pedagogies that promote active engagement to foster student learning.

Successful candidates will have experience in, and a demonstrated commitment to, promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment consistent with the University’s core value.
EEO Statement Summary
Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.
COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)
In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.