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Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Tenure Track

Monday, November 18, 2013  
Posted by: Human Resources
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Rockford University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track position in inorganic chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field is required along with evidence of excellent teaching. The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in inorganic and general chemistry, however we seek to integrate scientific thinking into the broader college curriculum through imaginative courses and faculty collaboration across the disciplines. Therefore, candidates with teaching interests that span other fields (e.g. bio-inorganic) are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. An active program in undergraduate research with students will also be encouraged and supported. The position will be offered at the assistant professor level and will begin August 2014.

Rockford University has a full-time enrollment of about 700 undergraduate students. Faculty members therefore interact with students often and in many settings: as teachers, as advisors, and at campus activities. While it is not a requirement of this position, we encourage faculty to explore teaching opportunities outside the department in addition to the normal courses. For example, our First-Year Seminar program has faculty from many disciplines such as History, Economics, Chemistry, and English.

The ACS-certified chemistry program has a nice complement of instrumentation, including FT-NMR (60-MHz Anasazi upgrade), FT-IR, pulsed laser system, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, and AA. We graduate about 3-8 chemistry/biochemistry majors each year.

For this position we are looking for someone who would thrive in a small program (four faculty members in the chemistry program and seven in the department total), who would become active in the life of the University and the surrounding community, and who would share in the workload of the department, the college, and the faculty.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, 2013, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. James Marshall, Chair, Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences, Rockford University, ChemSearch@rockford.edu.


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