Chemistry FacultyClarke University, Dubuque, IA
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Clarke University is a leading independent, coeducational, Catholic university with majors in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Maryin Dubuque, Iowa, Clarke University is an intimate learning community that lives practically by four Core Values: Education, Charity, Justice, and Freedom. These values emanate from its founder, Mary Frances Clarke, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and those who follow their example to provide learning experiences that are relevant and forward looking. The Clarke Compass, designed for undergraduate students, integrates the liberal arts, experiential learning, major courses of study, cocurricular offerings and the Core Values to produce career-and life-ready graduates who service the Common Good, defined as that which all members of society need in order to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. To this end, we strive to respect diversity, practice inclusion and seek equity.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu.
At Clarke University, students study more than facts and theories, they explore new ways of thinking. Everything we do is student-focused. For faculty and staff, this means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in Dubuque, a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities in the country and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
The Department of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a full-time, three-year appointment/term, with the possibility of moving to tenure-track, faculty position in Chemistry set to begin August 2019. The rank of this position is open, in that Instructors, Assistant or Associate Professors are encouraged to apply. Although Clarke University heavily prioritizes teaching in the liberal arts tradition, evidence of professional activity and service are expected. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a one-semester health-science focused course (General, Organic and Biochemistry), develop a course in their specialty and be able to teach General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry labs. Additionally, candidates with a demonstrated interest in, or professional experience with, fermentation science and/or brewing are preferred. We are especially interested in a chemist or biochemist with enthusiasm for developing partnerships with local breweries as a means to create research opportunities for undergraduates.
Clarke has well-established programs in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry. We also serve health science students in the areas of Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and Nursing. Housed in the Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry, the department holds a full suite of modern instrumentation for teaching and research: GC-MS, two HPLC’s, FT-IR/ATR, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, 90 MHz NMR, refrigerated centrifuges and a Fluorescence Microscope. We have newly constructed Food Safe labs with an extensive array of instrumentation, food processing equipment and sensory booths.
A Ph.D. is preferred; however, candidates who are A.B.D. will also be considered. Proficiency with instrumentation is important.
To apply, please upload the following documents online at http://clarke.applicantpool.com: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation. Confidential letters can be sent to HRLetters@clarke.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment.
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