St Edwards University
  • Chemistry
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


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Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences


St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month,Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry, beginning August, 2022. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses to both majors and nonmajors. Candidates are expected to participate in school and department service activities with the opportunity to conduct research involving undergraduates. This is a nine-month temporary position.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.


For consideration, candidates must have a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Essential Responsibilities: Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body. Other essential responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four courses per semester according to departmental needs.
  • Teaching introductory courses in chemistry, to both majors and non-majors.
  • Participating in other school and department service activities, where applicable.
  • Opportunities to teach upper division courses according to the candidate's expertise.
  • Opportunities to supervise undergraduate research may be available.
  • Other duties as assigned

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply online at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.


Applicants should submit materials by June 17 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


About the School of natural sciences

The School of Natural Sciences has experienced significant growth in the last decade attributable to its distinguished faculty, new facilities including over 110,000 square feet of teaching and laboratory space, and our approach to engaging undergraduates in the classroom and in research. The Department of Chemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, B. S. degrees in Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry, along with a minor in Chemistry.


ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at www.stedwards.edu.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website https://www.stedwards.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Available: August 15, 2022


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