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Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry
University of La Verne in the La Verne, California
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Date Posted September 21, 2017
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of La Verne, CA invites applications for one tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry starting Fall 2018. The position is open to applicants from all areas of analytical chemistry, but candidates with research interest in Environmental Chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Analytical Chemistry. This position will assume Department Chair duties and will be filled at the Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience.

The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. and B.A. degree programs. The department promotes excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. We are seeking candidates whose teaching, research, and areas of service complement the University of La Verne's commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and who understand the barriers faced by underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.

The University of La Verne is an independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-aged students, as well as adult learners. The main campus is located in the City of La Verne, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, and is about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population self-identifying as Hispanic/Latino. Overall, students of color account for 55%, international 10%, and a large proportion of our students are identified as first-generation. We are quite proud of our high retention and graduation rates, especially for traditionally underrepresented students.

Specific Duties:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Analytical Chemistry and associated labs, Instrumental Analysis, Environmental Chemistry, other courses in their field, and lower division and GE courses with any associated labs. The candidate will develop and supervise appropriate research projects in their area of expertise for undergraduate chemistry students. Participation in the faculty governance is a requirement for all faculty members, as well as a commitment for community service and diversity.

In addition to faculty duties, the candidate must be an energetic leader to serve as a Chair of the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate must be qualified to receive tenure at the rank of Associate Professor. They must be able to move the department forward with innovative leadership, including a demonstrated ability to work across disciplinary lines: Biology, Math, and Physics. They must also be able to manage the expenses in the departmental budget and chemistry faculty and staff. They will be responsible for departmental, division, college, and university meetings, as well as course scheduling, part-time and adjunct hiring, and the hiring of the departments teaching assistants.

Minimum Qualifications:


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. The applicant will provide evidence of their academic achievement and other appropriate indications of their ability to perform successfully with the academic and professional duties assigned. They will demonstrate their ability and potential for professional growth, and their ability to work with, communicate, and support their professional peers. They will share their knowledge and insights gained from the exploration of his/her area of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications:
The Department Chair position requires a strong record of administrative, leadership, and excellence in teaching and chemical research.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions: Position is pending budgetary approval. Applicants shall submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of proposed research, list of 3 professional references, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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