One-Year Visiting - Chemistry
Position Category: Faculty
Location: Thousand Oaks
Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society and who are committed to service and justice. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution and are particularly interested in faculty who can serve as mentors to our diverse student population. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute to our mission and candidates who are from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. Cal Lutheran's main campus is located in Thousand Oaks, California, which is 40 miles North of Los Angeles on the Central Coast of California.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at California Lutheran University
The Chemistry Department at California Lutheran University invites applications to fill a full-time, non-tenure track position for the 2019-2020 academic year, starting in mid-August. A Ph.D in Chemistry (or a closely related discipline) is required, and previous teaching experience is preferred. Primary responsibilities will be in General Chemistry (lecture and lab), with options to teach Physical Chemistry (lecture and lab), and the possibility of mentoring undergraduates in research. The position averages 12 contact hours of teaching per semester, with 4 hours per week of office hours required.
The department consists of four full-time tenure-track faculty, one part-time faculty member, and includes a stock room manager to support laboratory preparation. Research instrumentation includes GC-MS, HPLC , FTIR , FAAS , FPLC , and UV/Vis spectroscopy. For general information about the University and the department, please visit https://www.callutheran.edu/college-arts-sciences/chemistry/
Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The Associate Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
Principles and best practices of effective teaching
Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
Modern computing technology
Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Possession of an appropriate earned doctorate or appropriate terminal professional degree/certification (an MFA for studio art and drama; a CPA or CMA and an appropriate master's degree for accounting) from a graduate institution of recognized standing or accomplishments that are considered equivalent, such as outstanding performance in the creative arts or in the business or medical community
A minimum of six years of full-time teaching in a regular, ranked faculty position in a regionally accredited college or university, or a minimum of five years of full-time teaching at the rank of assistant professor, or equivalent experience
Evidence of sustained teaching effectiveness
Evidence of research, scholarship or creative work
Potential for significant service to the University
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Operate office equipment; exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; remain stationary for extended periods of time; move light objects and position to store and/or retrieve files.
Posting Number: Faculty000052019
Open Date: 07/03/2019
Close Date: 7/31/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae (with contact info for three references who can comment on teaching experience), and a statement of teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1534306
California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University's policies, procedures, and processes.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.
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