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Oklahoma Baptist University is looking for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry with a strong commitment to the Christian faith and to teaching undergraduate students. As the successful candidate, you will guide students in the integration of faith and learning in chemistry while challenging them to pursue academic excellence. Teaching introductory labs in chemistry and physical science will be your primary focus. Lecturing in various courses in the catalog according to your qualifications and department needs, as well as developing new courses that align with your interests and background, will also be possible. Your background in organic chemistry is a plus.
Teach labs and/or lectures in introductory chemistry and physical science courses as assigned
Prepare and distribute syllabi according to University policy
Organize and direct the learning experiences with assigned classes as outlined in the course syllabus and objectives
Meet classes as scheduled and required
Keep accurate class records and submit reports and grades on time and as requested
Be available during office hours to counsel and advise student majors and minors
Participate in divisional duties as assigned
Remain professionally active – attend appropriate conference at all levels, present programs, papers as appropriate, submit journal articles for review and publication, conduct quality research, stay current on latest changes in field
Participate within the campus community, serving on committees as assigned
Participate fully in campus faculty development opportunities
Represent the University, College, and Division at the state, regional, or national level
Assist in recruiting students to the chemistry and biochemistry majors
Assisting with the assessment process and accreditation reporting for the chemistry and biochemistry majors
Working with Admissions to recruit students to the majors
Networking within the community to help students connect with industry
Helping to maintain the chemistry stockroom
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/faculty.pdf , Statement of Faith, vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to email@example.com.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Able to conduct a college classroom so as to maximize the student learning experience.
Possess and demonstrate strong pedagogy.
Able to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of constituents.
Be able to assess student ability and adjust teaching as appropriate
Be able to work effectively with college age students in either 1 on 1 advisement, small group settings, or large classroom environments
Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
Be able to relate to colleagues in the OBU community as well as be a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
Ability to conduct 2 to 3 classes back to back
Proficiency with office and educational technology, software (including various Microsoft tools), and classroom presentation technology
Able to teach evening labs
Required: M.S. in chemistry or related area
Preferred: Ph.D. in chemistry or related area
Preferred: Experience in teaching chemistry labs or lectures at the undergraduate level
About Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution with more than 2,000 students and 350 faculty and staff, on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. A candidate's religious beliefs and practices will be considered in the light of the University's mission. Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form to: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/administrative.pdf, a vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.