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Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry

Company: Union University
Location: Jackson
Posted on: August 2, 2022

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Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry

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Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry Division College of Arts & Sciences (DIV) Department Chemistry Location Jackson Job Summary

Adjunct Instructors in the Department of Chemistry have responsibilities as instructors in undergraduate chemistry laboratory sections.

About Union University

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation's premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Essential Job Duties

Teaching responsibilities include introductory chemistry courses for science majors, courses for non-science majors, and advanced chemistry laboratory sections on the Jackson, Tennessee, campus.

Other Job Duties Required Qualifications

Appropriate qualifications for chemistry adjunct include at least an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in chemistry plus substantial relevant laboratory experience, and knowledge of all the basic concepts encountered in undergraduate chemistry courses.

Candidate must be able to relate well to students, be able to clearly explain topics to be encountered in the courses to be taught, have a good working knowledge of common laboratory equipment, statistics to the chemical sciences, and a broad understanding of basic chemical principles.

Preferred Qualifications Christian Requirement

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University's Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life. (Union University's Identity, Mission, and Core Values is a link to https://www.uu.edu/about/what-we-believe.cfm)

Physical Requirements

The work performed by this position is of a general office and classroom nature. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to perform the following:

* Speaking and hearing ability to sufficiently communicate in person or over the telephone.
* Walk from office to the classroom and from one campus office to another office/building on campus.
* Spend extended periods of time sitting and standing with occasional instances of bending and stooping. Classroom and laboratory settings require periods of standing and sitting for the duration of class (1 to 3 hours).
* Ability to lift and carry files and materials, handle various types of media and equipment, occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, unless otherwise specified.
* Have adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to read words and numbers and interact with people in person, on the phone, through a computer, and in writing. Requires the ability to identify, observe, and assess visual color discrimination and depth perception.
* Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls (e.g. mouse, keyboard, telephone, lab equipment). Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F041P Special Instructions to Applicants

Documents to Apply

Required Documents

Optional Documents

* Curriculum Vitae
* Cover Letter
* Transcripts
* Letter of Recommendation
* Media File
* Portfolio
* Other

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Keywords: Union University, Jackson , Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry, Education / Teaching , Jackson, Tennessee

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