FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS
J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences
CHEMISTRY: Tenure-track position in Chemistry with a specialization in Organic Chemistry beginning August 1, 2017. Effective teaching in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry. Courses will include lectures and labs in Organic Chemistry I & II, upper-level courses, as well as CORE courses for non-majors and may include other teaching assignments as needed by the department. Involvement of undergraduate students in the research endeavor is also encouraged. Additional duties include advisement, recruitment, and retention activities; curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation; participation in program, college, and university committees and activities; and other duties as required and/or assigned. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in organic chemistry; post-doctoral experience preferred, plus college-level teaching experience; and evidence of undergraduate research interest. Candidates with a willingness to serve as a faculty mentor for student research and/or training in organic synthesis, physical organic, or computational organic chemistry are preferred. Demands of the position require excellent oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills; experience with student recruitment, student advising, and curriculum planning; and the ability to utilize instructional technology in the classroom. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with appointment expected at a minimum rank of assistant professor. Review of the applications will begin January 20th and continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae including three references, teaching philosophy, research interests, and both graduate and undergraduate transcripts to: Search Committee, Ouachita Baptist University, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Box 3726, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001 or by e-mail submit PDF files to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty vacancies are generally announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education and/or the appropriate professional publications.
Following an announcement of a vacancy, the appropriate department chair will initiate a search for the new faculty appointment with the approval of the dean of the school, the vice president for academic affairs and the president. Christian commitment, competence in one’s academic discipline, earned degrees, support for a liberal arts education, respect for the traditions and commitments of the sponsoring body and the ability to appeal and communicate to students are all important requirements for appointment.