Instructional Faculty - Chemistry

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 01-04-2018
Instructional Faculty - Chemistry

Department of Chemistry/Biology

Position is available July 2018
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled

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.

  • Teach two to three chemistry courses per semester.  The preferred candidate will be qualified to teach courses in organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, and/or physical chemistry.  Other teaching assignments could include a non-majors course for allied health or College Chemistry.  The normal teaching load will be 24 semester hours of course-work per academic year.  Each course will require the organization and supervision of a two to three-hour lab session per week. Undergraduate teaching assistants are normally available for lower-division laboratory sessions.
  • Advise chemistry undergraduates in their academic careers. In addition, there is a possibility of advising pre-allied health students (pre-PT, pre-OT, pre-PA, etc.).  The successful candidate will assist students to devise class schedules each semester and keep them focused on meeting graduation requirements.  For productive advising, this will require maintaining files for each advisee.
  • Oversee undergraduate teaching assistants and waste management operations.  Other duties involved in maintaining normal operation of the laboratory areas may also be necessary.  These responsibilities work toward the greater goal of developing and improving the overall quality of the chemistry program.
  • Serve on at least two college committees, one of which will eventually be the Pre-Professional School Screening Committee.  As a contributing faculty member, regular involvement in the college community is highly desirable.
  • Develop a network of contacts to assist our students in tapping into the wealth of the chemistry community found in the Washington, D.C. area.  The end goal for this may include field trips possibilities, internships, and research assistantship for qualified students.
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends University events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Note:  Academic rank will be assigned to the successful candidate and will be dependent on education and experience.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Primary consideration will be given to individuals with a Ph.D. in organic, analytical, or physical chemistry. 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level 

Benefits package includes:
  • Health care plans, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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