Lecturer in Chemistry

Parkville, Missouri, United States

Job description

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences at Park University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer, to begin in August of 2018. We seek a creative, professional chemist with a passion for teaching freshman level undergraduates. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience teaching in multiple modes (Face-to-Face, Online, Blended) and will be aware of the various pedagogical strategies associated with each teaching modality. The teaching responsibility will include a minimum of 24 credit hours per year of Introductory Chemistry courses for non-majors and GOB (General, Organic, and Biological) Chemistry courses for allied health majors. While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the qualifications necessary to teach courses in Biology. Additional duties will include advising chemistry and closely associated majors (Biology, Education, Dual Science/Engineering majors, etc) as well as other department and university service activities. Based upon interest, Lecturers may participate in undergraduate student-focused research activities.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • MS in Chemistry or Chemical Education (Ph.D. preferred)
  • Experience with LMS systems (ie: Canvas preferred)
  • Experience with online homework (required) and virtual laboratory systems (preferred)

Park University is a private, not-for-profit University, founded in 1875 in Parkville, MO which is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City. The Parkville campus serves approximately 1500 students and also acts as the academic and administrative hub for nearly 10,000 students who take classes either online or at one of our 40 campus centers nationwide. Park has a long history of transforming lives through accessible, student-centered, quality higher education.

Park University provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and paid undergraduate tuition for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

How to apply

Qualified applicants must upload their cover letter, curriculum vitae with contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a previous or current supervisor), transcripts, and teaching philosophy. The cover letter must include salary expectations. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Park University is an independent, private institution of higher education based in Parkville, Missouri. Established in 1875 as a small religiously-affiliated college, it has now expanded into an electronic learning institution and provider of education courses for the U.S. military.