Overview

Southern Vermont College seeks candidates for a full-time non-tenured position as an Assistant Professor or Instructor in the Division of Science and Technology to teach General and Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for the 2017-2018 academic year. The College is seeking a professional who shares our excitement for teaching and learning in a student-centered, interactive “laboratory learning” environment.

The Division of Science and Technology is committed to excellence in education and provides the science and mathematics coursework for the College’s biological sciences major, healthcare programs as well as its core curriculum. The Division includes majors in biological sciences and radiologic sciences. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in the natural or physical sciences, and be able to teach across the STEM curriculum with a chemistry focus. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, committee work, and student advising. Ideal candidates will be able to teach general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as upper level courses for biological science majors, or to teach nonmajor science courses. Successful candidates will show a commitment to scholarship and community involvement, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to experiential learning and innovative teaching.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ph.D. preferred in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field; Minimum of a Master’s degree will be considered for an Instructor only.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the following courses: general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.
  • The ability to participate in, and provide leadership to, an interdisciplinary faculty team, (Business, Humanities, Nursing, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences) to create, develop, and teach in novel degree and certificate programs;
  • Outstanding competencies in facilitating a depth of new learning in a student-centered, interactive, “laboratory learning” environment;
  • Demonstrated experience with excellent learning facilitation in online course environments;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and abilities of first-generation college students;
  • The ability to adapt and grow with the College; and
  • Commitment to continuing professional development, enthusiasm for informed teaching and learning discourse with colleagues, and engagement with the transformative experiences of teaching and learning.

About Southern Vermont College
Founded in 1974 but with roots extending to 1926, SVC is a small, select, liberal-arts college located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains. The College aspires to be a model of an enlightened educational community: diverse, supportive, environmentally respectful, and socially responsible. Through its career-focused liberal arts curriculum, the College transforms students into engaged citizens with a broad perspective of an ever-changing society. The College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

To apply, e-mail curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.