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St. Catherine University Searching for Ranked-Assistant Professor (0.5 FTE) in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Chemistry and Biochemistry department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a 0.5 FTE half-time rolling position at the rank of assistant professor.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate is expected to have responsibilities in teaching, research and service. The teaching load will vary but will usually consist of four labs and one lecture section per academic year. Lab assignments would be from general chemistry, chemistry in the health sciences, and biochemistry. The applicant would be expected to teach a lecture course for chemistry in the health sciences with the occasional opportunity to teach biochemistry. Applicants from all fields of chemistry are welcome, but preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in general chemistry and biochemistry.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to university service. The selected candidate will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, campus, and professional organizations.

Applicants would be expected to mentor one or two chemistry majors on their senior research projects each year. The department is equipped with state of the art instrumentation for teaching and research including a 400 MHz NMR, a LCQ-ion trap mass spectrometer, an X-ray diffractometer, a microwave reactor, a fluorometer, and equipment for protein expression and purification. Small internal grants are available to sponsor this work.

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree earned by September 2019 is preferred along with demonstrated evidence of a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Applicants with Masters degrees and ABD status will be considered.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at http://www.stkate.edu/hr to electronically Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a one page statement of teaching and research interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact James Wollack (jwwollack@stkate.edu). Review of applications will begin January 22nd and will continue until the position is filled.


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