Visiting Assistant Professor - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States


Detailed Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Chemistry for the spring academic semester January-May 2016.    


Duties include teaching three lecture sections of analytical chemistry and one analytical chemistry laboratory. Applicants interested in gaining experience and mentoring using active student-centered learning approach are encouraged to apply. In previous semesters, the concepts for this course have been delivered using active, student-centered learning techniques such as Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL).


Ph.D. in chemistry required. Prior teaching experience preferred. The department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. We seek candidates interested in promoting meaningful interactions between students and faculty that help our majors develop both knowledge and confidence in the professional practice of science regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

About St. Edward’s University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. The community appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. Within the last decade, the School of Natural Sciences has brought more than 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space online at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward’s also recently acquired the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

How to Apply

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at Please include an application letter, vita, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

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  • top liberal arts university
  • Austin, Texas
  • Catholic University
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume