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Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

Apply now Job no: 493095
Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Assistant of Associate Professor of Chemistry

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Divsion of Natural Sciences

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry with an emphasis in inorganic or physical chemistry for the Marion, Indiana campus. The ideal candidate will be able to teach chemistry courses at all undergraduate levels in addition to general education courses for non-majors, as needed. The candidate should be committed to building and sustaining an active program of undergraduate research.

The IWU Chemistry Department has ACS accreditation. It has five full-time faculty members and is part of the Division of Natural Sciences which has 17.5 full-time faculty members. The division offers majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, and Pre-Health Care Sciences. The division has a strong commitment to high quality, academically rigorous teaching, and a growing emphasis in undergraduate research.

Applicant should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ; comfort with the Wesleyan-Arminian theology; a commitment to liberal arts learning; and the integration of Christian faith in teaching and practice.

Start date will be for the Spring 2024 semester or Fall 2024 semester pending funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching chemistry courses with faith integration at all undergraduate levels
  • Student mentoring/academic advising
  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Supervision of undergraduate research
  • Other university service
  • Scholarship and participation in professional organizations are encouraged

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate or pursuing a doctorate in inorganic or physical chemistry


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage undergraduate research preferred

Required Skills

  • A commitment to teaching excellence within a Christ-centered academic community is essential
  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and embraces the theological and lifestyle commitments of the Wesleyan Church
  • Possesses the interpersonal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Indiana Wesleyan University Natural Sciences faculty
  • Willingness to learn and use our online course management system
  • Willingness to learn new instructional strategies and techniques
  • Skills for evaluation of the impact of teaching on the teaching-learning process and implementation of modifications as appropriate
  • Skills in interpreting and acting upon recommendations identified in course and program evaluation

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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