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Adjunct Faculty - Organic Chemistry

Takoma Park, MD
Job Title:                Adjunct Faculty, Organic Chemistry
Department:         Biology and Chemistry
Date Available:     8/28/2023 (2023 Fall and 2024 Spring Semesters)

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

•             The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Washington Adventist University is seeking a qualified candidate with experience teaching undergraduate Organic Chemistry course with the associated laboratory course. The lecture session meet 3 times per week (55 min each lecture) and the lab course meets once a week for 3 hours in the early afternoon.
•             Applicants submitting applications are applying for a non-tenure, part-time position but with significant input in course design. The yearly contract is renewable upon satisfactory review.
•             Applicants who meet the required qualifications will be selected for an interview. The decisions to hire an applicant is made at the discretion of the department.

•             Teach Organic Chemistry lectures and associated laboratory for science major students.
•             Teach pertinent course content using lectures, labs, demonstrations, class discussion, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery that promote educational and learning processes.
•             Hold three office hours per week (negotiable).
•             Prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course, and lesson plans, and engage in the selection of textbook and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.
•             Engage and assist students by providing notes, timely grades, and feedback via a Learning Management System (LMS).
•             Hold three office hours per week (negotiable).
•             Supervise the use and keep proper maintenance of laboratories instruments and equipment

•             Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, or a related field from an accredited university.
•             Familiarity with Infrared (IR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and HPLC instruments uses and application.
•             Prior college or university teaching experience preferred.
•             Ability to integrate technology into course delivery and small research projects.
•             Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of students both in and outside the classroom via a Learning Management System platform (Desire2Learn, D2L).
•             Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•             Knowledge of, and commitment to, the university’s philosophy and mission.

Title VII Exception Notice:
Washington Adventist University is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. The University reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious institution and employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and claims specific exemption from Title IX provisions as set forth in 34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.

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