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Open Faculty Position Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Missouri Western State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Biochemistry to begin August 2013. Because participation in the development and/or administration of a new Master of Applied Science program in Industrial Life Science will be expected, experience in the life science industry (especially GMP and QA/QC) will be highly valued. Teaching responsibilities may include biochemistry, courses associated with the new graduate program, general studies chemistry, or courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong commitments to teaching, mentoring undergraduate student research and sustained scholarly activity and will be expected to participate in Department, University, and community support activities.
Qualified candidates for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will possess a doctorate degree in biochemistry or chemistry, with expertise in the sub discipline of biochemistry or a closely related field. Because participation in the development and/or administration of a new Master of Applied Science degree in Industrial Life Science will be expected, experience in the life science industry (especially GMP and QA/QC) will be valued.
APPLICATION FOR OPEN POSITION
Qualified applications should submit a letter of interest, current CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests suitable for working with undergraduates and three current letters of reference. Materials should be sent to Missouri Western State University, Human Resources electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. For early consideration, complete applications should be received by December 14, 2012. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Documentation must be provided prior to consideration/ employment at the University. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. AA/EOE.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
The Chemistry Department is staffed by 8 full-time faculty, covering all major areas of chemistry, who are dedicated to quality undergraduate and graduate education and applied learning with an emphasis on experimental and instrumental exposure. The department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and offers ACS certified BS degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (administered in collaboration with the Department of Biology). BS degrees are also offered in Medical Technology and Natural Science/ Chemistry with concentrations in four areas including Health Professions, Secondary Education, Forensic Sciences, and Chemical Business. The Department awards a Masters of Applied Sciences degree in Chemistry which focuses on bridging chemistry with business. This degree is recognized by the Council on Graduate Schools as a Professional Science Master’s program. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation including a 300 MHz NMR, FTIR (with microscope), UV/VIS (with temperature controlled multicell kinetics package), HPLC, GC/MS, fluorimeter (with temperature control and microtiter plate reader), CD spectrophotometer, digital polarimeter, electrochemical workstation, inert atmosphere chamber, and computational workstations/ servers with Guassian, GaussView and Amber software. A renovation and expansion project was recently completed expanding our math and science facilities to over 120,000 sq ft of state of the art laboratories and classrooms as well as dedicated research space. For more information visit the department web site: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/chemistry.
Missouri Western State University is a regional public, state-supported university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and sciences and career-oriented associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Certificate program, professional programs, programs for transfer students, continuing education opportunities, and self-enrichment course are also offered. Missouri Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. The University is designated as Missouri Applied Learning University, focusing on providing students with opportunities beyond the classroom. Missouri Western enters its fourth decade with an enrollment of 6100 students and over 200 faculty members. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student housing complex located on a beautifully landscaped 744 acre campus of contemporary institutional and recreational facilities.
The historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri has a population of approximately 74,000 and is located 50 miles north of Kansas City and only 35 miles from Kansas City International Airport. Recreational, cultural and community opportunities are available. The cost-of-living is below the national average, especially for housing costs.