Assistant Professor/Chemistry

Southern Oregon University

United States

January 31, 2022

Description

Posting Details Posting Number F00177

Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Chemistry Job Title Assistant Professor/Chemistry Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) teaching philosophy including efforts/experience in reaching diverse student populations; (5) research proposal with projects suitable for undergraduates – please include an estimate of initial and ongoing costs; (6) contact information for 3 professional references who are willing to provide a letter of recommendation on request. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application, please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

To view SOU's offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit: https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/hrs/Benefits/2021EmployeeBenefitsOverview.pdf Our benefits package is an important complement to the offered salary and our Total Compensation Calculator, https: // inside.sou.edu/hrs/comp-calc.html, demonstrates our value and commitment to our employees.

Visa Sponsorship This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. Appointment Basis 9 months FTE 1.0 Department Chemistry Job Location Ashland (15 A) Other Job Location Hiring Pay Rate $61,121-$64,863 (Asst Professor Year-in-Rank 1-4, CIP $0, CBA Table 12C) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement Benefits Eligible Yes Position Summary

The Chemistry Department in the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Southern Oregon University (SOU) invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry position. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading organic chemistry lectures and labs for both majors and non-majors, and will also have an opportunity to contribute to general chemistry, biochemistry, and/or general education courses.

The Chemistry Department values supportive interactions with students and the successful candidate should demonstrate the desire to teach, advise, and sustain a vibrant research program with undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. Scholarly activities may include research in the scholarship of discovery, synthesis, application, or teaching. Our program is well-equipped with a 400 MHz FT-NMR, UV-Vis, ICP-AES, FTIR-ATR, GC, HPLC, five MS systems including two LC-MS, XRF, and supporting equipment. For more information see https:// www. sou.edu/chemistry.

Other responsibilities include department and university service, curriculum development, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate will ideally have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience and/or college level teaching experience is highly desirable.

We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of February 21, 2022.

The Chemistry program is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in chemistry, or ABD, from an accredited institution. • Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education. • Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution. • More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students. • Postdoctoral experience and/or college level teaching experience is highly desirable. • Demonstrated desire to teach, advise, and pursue active research with undergraduates with diverse learning styles and backgrounds.

Physical Demands

Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using a computer.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety- sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes Posting Date 12/20/2021 Application must be received by for priority consideration 01/31/2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022 Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources Contact Email hrs@sou.edu Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/9582 Special Conditions

•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development. •Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis. •Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. •Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime •The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

Job Duties

Duties

Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.

Percent of total time 100

Supplemental Questions

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  • Please select the degree status you will have at the time of hire.
  • Earned Doctorate
  • Anticipate completing doctorate by September 16, 2022
  • Anticipate completing doctorate within first year of employment
  • Do not anticipate completing doctorate
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • References
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