Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Full-Time, Tenure-Track)

Point Loma Nazarene University

United States

October 10, 2021

Description

The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2022. Applicants should be committed to excellent teaching and building and sustaining a vital undergraduate research program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

JOB STATUS

Time:

Full time

The Department of Chemistry has six full-time faculty members, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and a longstanding tradition of undergraduate research, which includes a well-supported summer research program. We moved into a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility in 2015 with committed space for teaching and research. The department offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Biology-Chemistry, and Environmental Science. The latter two degrees are offered in cooperation with the Biology Department.

Responsibilities:

· Teach undergraduate Physical Chemistry courses, along with general education and service courses.

· Advise and mentor students.

· Supervise student research projects, which includes our ten-week summer research program.

· Participate in departmental activities and governance.

· Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties.

Professional Qualifications:

· Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (or closely-related field) required.

· Postdoctoral work and undergraduate teaching experience desirable.

· Evidence of professional activity in the discipline.

· Evidence of a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research.

Philosophical:

Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the University and its sponsoring denomination.

Personal:

Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthieu Rouffet, Chemistry Department Chair, at matthieurouffet@pointloma.edu

Special Instructions:

At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Personal Faith
  • Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
  • 3 Letters of Reference (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • 3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
  • PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

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