Assistant Professor of Chemistry and/or Physical Sciences
North Carolina Wesleyan University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry or Physical Sciences for a 9-month appointment starting in August 2024. The successful candidate's duties include teaching introductory chemistry, analytical, inorganic, physical chemistry, physics I and II, and other potential courses in their area of expertise. The responsibilities will also include advising undergraduate students, promoting program growth and academic excellence, overseeing student interns, and serving on internal committees. Per the university's handbook, the normal workload for faculty is 12 credit hours per semester. Faculty members are expected to engage students through traditional and innovative instructional strategies.
North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWU), a liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, emphasizes teaching excellence and personal attention. NCWU values a culture of respect, kindness, and understanding and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
NCWU serves a highly diverse student body, with a traditional undergraduate population consisting of approximately 43% students of color, 20% international students, and a significant proportion of first-generation students. The University is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and serves approximately 1,500 students, including adult degree students in the Adult and Professional Studies program. Rocky Mount is in the eastern, coastal plains region of North Carolina, convenient to the Raleigh-Durham area and the beaches of the Outer Banks. Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and the mountains of North Carolina are also within easy driving distance.
Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 18 hours of required Physics coursework or a doctoral degree in Physics with a minimum of 18 hours of required Chemistry coursework. Candidates with coursework and professional or teaching experience that justify credentialing in the secondary field may be considered. ABD candidates will be considered but must be on track to complete the Ph.D. by August 2024. Previous college or university-level teaching experience is strongly preferred.
Initial applications should include 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) copies of transcripts showing academic work in higher education and degrees received, 4) a teaching statement or philosophy, and 5) names and contact information for three professional references. All documents should be sent as a single pdf file.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Application materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Ms. Tammy Harrell, Manager of Faculty Records and Academic Projects, North Carolina Wesleyan University, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Hiring Decisions are subject to budgetary approval.