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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Date Posted 05/03/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, one-year term Visiting Assistant Professor position in physical chemistry, beginning in August of 2021. Specific courses would include physical chemistry, general chemistry, and their associated labs. The ability to teach science courses for non-majors or in the general education program is desirable. 

This position is ideal for candidates who wish to build their teaching portfolio while joining a team of high-quality faculty instructors. Support through peer-faculty mentoring and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is available to assist the applicant in furthering their professional growth and goals.

Essential Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physical chemistry or related subdiscipline.  ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise with computational chemistry. Candidates must demonstrate potential to achieve excellence in teaching. 
Candidates are expected to support the Lasallian Catholic mission of the University to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a broadly diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals whose work history includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities, are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those experienced in overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

●    A Ph.D. in physical chemistry or related field completed by time of appointment. ABD will be considered.   
●    Research experience in physical chemistry, computational chemistry, or a related field is desirable. 
●    Evidence of effective teaching experience or potential to achieve excellence in teaching.
●    An interest in teaching science to non-majors and/or teaching in the integrated general education program.
●    Post-doctoral teaching and/or research experience in physical chemistry or a related field desired.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Dr. Nathan Lien, Chair, Department of Chemistry
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 9 Month
Other Details / Information One-year term appointment
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.