Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Chemistry


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
Location
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Description

Thomas More University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Chemistry

Thomas More University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution located in the metropolitan Cincinnati area.  The University is student-oriented, and teaching is our primary focus.  Thomas More has a reputation for excellent education, community commitment, and student success, and takes pride in offering students an exceptional academic experience with small classes and committed faculty and staff. Thomas More serves approximately 2000 full- and part-time students on its beautiful campus in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Thomas More University seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry.  The appointee’s responsibilities will involve undergraduate teaching, service to the university, and undergraduate-focused research. As stewards of Thomas More University, it is expected that your work and contributions to our community will reflect the mission, values, and integrity of the University. We are committed to being a student-ready University and aspire to facilitate an interconnected community of excellence. In doing so, we will foster a sense of responsibility to others, act with respect, tolerance and compassion towards others, and care for God’s creation. Through this engagement, Thomas More University is a thriving and dynamic institution that espouses the values of a Catholic Liberal Arts education committed to the students that we serve today, those that we will serve tomorrow, and the communities our graduates will serve.  For further information about Thomas More University, visit our website at:  www.thomasmore.edu.

We invite applications from candidates who have earned or will earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from a regionally accredited university, with degrees conferred no later than summer of 2024.  The appointment will begin in August of 2024. Applications received by January 20, 2024 will receive full consideration.  Appointed faculty will be housed in the Department of Chemistry within the St. Elizabeth College of Natural & Health Sciences. 

Faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, service to the university, and an on-going program of research and publications, presentations at conferences, and collaboration with students on projects.  Faculty actively participate in student advising and mentoring, assist in building community partnerships, engage in program assessment, contribute to hiring their colleagues, and create opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research and service opportunities.  Faculty also work to recruit and retain their majors.

Qualifications

The Assistant Professor of Chemistry should be capable of effectively teaching undergraduate biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses, teaching various lower-level courses for majors or non-majors, and supervising undergraduate research projects. 

Candidates for the Assistant Professor of Chemistry position must hold a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from a regionally accredited university. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctorate by summer 2024, is required.

Additional Required Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially with faculty colleagues are required.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching foundational courses in chemistry, including relevant labs
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting undergraduate level research and publication of that work
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues in related departments and working with a diverse student population 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to teach chemistry electives
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement multiple teaching modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online learning) and in varying modules (16-week, 8-week, and 4-week sessions)
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement evidence-based teaching strategies that are effective for diverse learners
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to apply for external funding for research activities

Duties: 

  • Provide high-quality instruction that supports diverse student success
  • Offer reasonable office hours for students
  • Collaborate with the others in the Department regarding course content, objectives, and assessments
  • Collaborate with other in the Department to maintain instrumentation
  • Develop a research agenda with high-quality outcomes leading to academic publications and discipline-specific conferences
  • Apply for external funding to support research agenda
  • Participate in the refinement of the curriculum
  • Share in program activities including student mentoring and advising, curriculum assessment, and student recruitment and retention
  • Work collaboratively with others in the department, college, and university
  • Engage in activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, in local and global communities, and the profession
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, community, and profession

Application Process 

Candidates for this position must submit a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references.   

Electronic submissions of interest with supporting materials should be sent to Laura Custer, the Director of HR at custerl@thomasmore.edu.

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