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Dickinson, ND

TITLE: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry (depending on experience)

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position provides expertise in chemistry, and most particularly in the area of physical chemistry, to the department of Natural Sciences and to related departments and programs, participates in appropriate professional development, provides service to the university, and serves as a local expert in the area of academic expertise for the citizens of western North Dakota. The course load is 12 credits per semester (or 24 credits per academic year) and may involve travel to the university sites in Bismarck or Williston, teaching via interactive video, and/or teaching online.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Ph. D. in Chemistry or closely related field (from a regionally accredited institution)
Knowledge in general chemistry, with emphasis in physical chemistry
Laboratory and field skills appropriate to specific area of expertise
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Organizational and prioritization abilities; detail oriented work style
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
College teaching experience
Experience with undergraduate research
Ability to integrate technology in educational settings

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $56,000 – $59,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: August 16, 2019

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Provide instruction in various courses offered by DSU. The course load is 12 credits per semester (or 24 credits per academic year) and may involve travel to the university’s sites in Bismarck or Williston, teaching via interactive video, or teaching online.
Teaching effectiveness includes 1) teach assigned class loads, 2) make appropriate preparations for the semester including syllabus preparation, preparation of lecture and/or studio materials, preparation of tests and assignments as needed/appropriate, revise course materials when needed, and provide measurable objectives for student performance, 3) act as a professional role model to students, 4) communicate effectively with students, 5) arrive at class punctually and use class time effectively, 6) stay current in field of expertise, 7) be available to and provide assistance to students, and 8) perform other teaching duties as assigned or noted by supervisor. Physical demands include the ability to stand or otherwise be present in a classroom during class time, the ability to move to students to provide assistance in the class, and the abilities to speak and listen.
Participate in scholarly activities and self-improvement.
These activities may include, but are not limited to, 1) evaluation and selection of materials for classroom activities, 2) professional reading and/or research for self-improvement and effectiveness 3) continuing education, including experiential learning, 4) professional exhibition of creative work and/or publishing in the outlets of professional organizations, 5) conference, workshop, convention and seminar attendance 6) presentations at professional conferences, workshops, conventions and/or seminars, 7) consultant work, 8) creation of new courses, and 9) review of commercial and professional curriculum materials. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
On-Campus Contributions to the University
Activities in this category may include but are not limited to 1) academic advising of students, 2) counseling, 3) writing recommendations and assisting with job placement, 4) recruiting, 5) raising funds, 6) serving on committees and/or faculty senate, 7) conducting and/or assisting at clinics, workshops, camps, etc., 8) teaching for continuing education, 9) attending university functions, 10) advising student organizations, and 11) grant writing. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
Off-Campus Contributions to the University
Activities in this category may include but are not limited to 1) making speeches/giving presentations to community groups, 2) organizing and/or working with community organizations, 3) belonging to or holding office in community organizations, 4) seeking or holding governmental office or working on behalf of governmental candidates and/or organizations, 5) serving on advisory boards, and 6) serving western North Dakota as a resource within the area of expertise. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
Other duties as assigned

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:
This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

POSITION DETAILS:
Band: 2000 Academic
Term: 9 months
Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

How to apply

Applications received by January 13, 2019 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, specifically including contact information for three (3) professional references, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts by the date stated above. Additional information that is desired: statement of research interests and samples of teaching evaluations for previously taught courses. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2575 or Corinne.Brevik@dickinsonstate.edu

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

Dickinson State University is located in the city after which it is named. Dickinson, the seventh largest city in the state, is the hub of West River North Dakota and boasts a population of approximately 17,000. The University serves as a cultural social, recreational and intellectual center for the residents of the West River region.