Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
The University is seeking a full-time (nine-month) Chemistry Faculty Member, beginning in the Fall semester of 2018. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Responsibilities may include:
Teach a variety of chemistry lecture / laboratory classes. Courses could include freshman chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry for undergraduate science majors, as well as courses in support of MVNU’s nursing and engineering programs;
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons;
Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabi;
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting;
Design and administer examinations and other appropriate assessments;
Report midterm and final grades in a timely manner;
Respond to student questions in a timely manner;
Identify and refer at-risk students to specific academic support services;
Ensure that course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus;
Academically advise students;
Supporting departmental efforts for continued improvement of programs;
Serving the university through faculty committee participation.
Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required (Statement of Faith required at application). Membership in the Church of the Nazarene preferred;
A graduate degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. An earned Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is preferred;
Post-doctoral research experience preferred;
A demonstrable track record of successful teaching or significant professional experience related to Chemistry;
Strong presentation skills, and commitment to quality classroom instruction and student learning;
Engaging classroom style and appreciation of successful instructional approaches for a range of academic abilities;
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with others.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate s...tudents and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send the following: application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, and evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two-page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith.
Applicants are required to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.