Colorado Mesa University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. The responsibilities of this full-time (non -tenure track) position include teaching biochemistry and lower-division chemistry lecture and labs. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester with the possibility of teaching up to 15 credit hours with additional compensation. While research work is not required for this position, limited space and equipment are available for those candidates wishing to alsodo research. Teaching may involve online, hybrid, and/or distance delivery modalities.

A masters or doctoral degree in chemistry or a related discipline from an accredited institution by Summer 2017 is required. A doctoral degree, postdoctoral research experience, and/or college teaching experience are preferred. For applicants without doctorates, strong preference will be given to those with significant relevant work experience. Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching lower division chemistry courses aimed at science and liberal arts majors. Interest in working with undergraduates and effective communication skills are required.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: One year, full-time position, beginning August 2017.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please visit http://www.coloradomesa.edu/human-resources/new-employees.html. Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), statement of teaching philosophy, optional statement of research interests, and current CV that includes the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom is a current or previous supervisor. In your letter and/or teaching statement, please describe your experience working with students from underrepresented groups. Please also submit the following completed forms:

Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Email to: CMUJobs@coloradomesa.edu. Please put the search name in the subject line to ensure that your materials are forwarded to the appropriate search file. Electronic application materials must be submitted as a .pdf or Word document (no size limit). Electronic materials submitted in any other format will not be accepted. Please do not copy and paste application materials into the body of your email; send materials as attachments.

Or mail to:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.