Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position with complete benefit package
Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA (starting at up to $54,000/$60,000)
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: October 2022
Start Date: August 1, 2023
The Biology Department at the University of Montana Western seeks an innovative, passionate, science educator/researcher in the area of chemistry. The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a teaching approach that will take advantage of Montana Western's unique immersion scheduling model (Experience One). This model, where students take and faculty teach a single 3.5 week course at a time, is the mission of the campus and an unparalleled opportunity for a talented and creative educator to merge research with undergraduate learning.
This position fills a critical role at the University of Montana Western and supports students from many different areas of study including biomedical sciences, ecology, environmental science, kinesiology, psychology and equine science. Initial teaching responsibilities will include science majors' courses in College Chemistry I, II (General Chemistry) and Organic Chemistry I & II using the Experience One model where lectures and labs are integrated in classes that meet for a minimum of 3 hours each day. There will also be opportunities to develop courses in the chosen candidate's area of interest. Additional responsibilities will include advising, writing student recommendation letters and providing student research opportunities, as well as maintaining the chemistry stockroom. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester, which are taught during three of the four blocks offered during a semester. The fourth block is for conducting required professional development activities, such as research with undergraduate students, attending meetings or writing grant proposals and research papers. As mentioned above, this position will support various academic programs, but it is especially important for students in our pre-professional health programs.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in organic chemistry or a biomedically relevant chemistry field and must be able to effectively teach organic chemistry. ABD candidates will be considered. The candidate should be an engaging and dedicated teacher who is committed to undergraduate student learning and success. The research interests of the candidate should be able to accommodate students from various scientific fields, but a background in biomedical research is highly preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability, or strong interest in experiential learning and innovative undergraduate education using Montana Western's block scheduling model. College-level teaching experience (including general and organic chemistry courses) is highly preferred. The University of Montana Western values diversity, so applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to
- Biomedical Sciences
- Professional Development