Monmouth College, a private, liberal arts college located in western Illinois, announces a new tenure-track position in Chemistry. The new chemist will contribute to a new major in Neuroscience, along with a new tenure line in the Biology Department and current faculty within the Psychology Department. Required: a PhD in any area of chemistry (completion by August 2019) with experience in neuroscience and interest in developing courses that will support a neuroscience major. Teaching duties will include a foundational chemistry class (such as general chemistry) and advanced courses in the area of the candidate’s specialty (such as biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, pharmacology, or neurotoxicology) that contribute to the chemistry, biochemistry, and neuroscience majors. The candidate will be expected to establish a research program compatible with an undergraduate liberal arts environment with projects related to neuroscience.
Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan titled "Think Anew, Act Anew," the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. Monmouth is again in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the "National Universities – Liberal Arts" category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College's mission statement.
The Monmouth College Chemistry Department is an ACS approved department, has an endowed summer research program, and has an endowment that allows faculty and students to travel annually to national meetings. The department currently graduates on average 12 chemistry and biochemistry majors per year. Chemistry Department website.
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, research plans, and list of 3 professional references to: Michael Prinsell, Chair Chemistry Search by email. Include "Neuroscience Chemistry Search" in the subject line of the e-mail. Review of applications will continue until the potion is filled.
See full ad/requirements at: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions.aspx
Internal Number: 614621
About Monmouth College
Monmouth College is a private, selective, residential, national liberal arts college, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as outstanding academic advising, small, seminar-style classes, varied internship and study abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences to thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students.
Location: Monmouth, Illinois, population 9,091
Nearest Cities: Quad Cities—Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Ill.; Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa—(45 miles); Peoria (65 miles)
Enrollment: 1,000 students from 22 countries
Demographics: 50% men, 50% women; 91% live on campus; 35% American minorities and international students
Calendar: Semester (two 17-week terms and two 2-week Scots Terms)
Areas of Study: 35 majors, 42 minors, 17 pre-professional tracks
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Average Class Size: 13 (79% of classes have fewer than 20 students)
Campus: 112 acres, including a 33-acre nature preserve/athletic park and a 6-acre educational garden
Affiliations & Accreditations: Charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of leading lib...eral arts colleges; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); The Annapolis Group; American Chemical Society; Higher Learning Commission.