Positions: Two non-tenure track faculty positions are available in the Department of Chemistry at Truman State University, a top-ranked public liberal arts and sciences university.
Position A: Successful candidates will provide classroom instruction primarily in organic chemistry courses with opportunities in introductory chemistry classes, courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in upper-level chemistry courses.
Position B: Successful candidates will provide classroom instruction in introductory chemistry classes, courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in upper-level chemistry courses.
The ability to teach across chemistry sub-disciplines is beneficial for both positions. These assignments will begin in January of 2020. Both positions require a Ph.D. (completed by the start date) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field. The successful applicants will have the opportunity for annual renewal (9-month contracts) based on performance, department need, and funding.
Applicants will be evaluated on academic qualifications; support for the liberal arts and sciences mission of the University; teaching philosophy and experience; demonstrated potential for success in teaching chemistry courses; evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and compatibility with the department’s needs.
Program: The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The Department has 17 faculty members, and approximately 140 undergraduate majors, graduating approximately 25 American Chemical Society – certified B.S. chemistry majors yearly. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Biology, introduced a new Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major beginning Fall 2018. In addition, the Department provides classes to support more than 750 biology, agriculture, and health-related majors. The Department also offers courses in Truman’s Liberal Studies Program (LSP) and opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the LSP. For more information about the Chemistry Department, please visit http://chemistry.truman.edu/.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,500 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master’s university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.
The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college. The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at kirksvillechamber.com
How to apply
The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/. Application materials may also be submitted to [email protected] or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed application must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and goals, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on 09/27/2019 and will continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
Questions about this position may be directed to Brian Lamp, Chemistry Department Chair, [email protected]
Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.