The Calvin College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning September 2013, pending administrative approval.
The department seeks candidates who demonstrate strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. The area of research interest is open; expertise in computational methods will be given preference. It is expected that all faculty establish a vigorous research program involving undergraduates and apply for external funding. A Ph.D. is required; teaching and post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Calvin faculty members are expected to have an active interest in integrating faith and science (see this page for perspective on teaching at Calvin). Calvin College is committed to building a culturally and ethnically diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates. Rank is open.
About the Department:
The department has 13 faculty members, is ACS accredited, offers degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and has excellent facilities and equipment for conducting research. Faculty and students are engaged in variety of research programs funded by PRF, Research Corporation, NSF, and NIH.
Calvin College is located in Grand Rapids, MI, a midsize city with population of about 190,000 and a metropolitan area of about 770,000.
For more information about Calvin's Chemistry & Biochemistry department and its faculty, students, or curriculum, please visit the department's website.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send:
- a cover letter that specifically addresses the ways the candidate can support the mission of Calvin College,
- a curriculum vitae,
- undergraduate and graduate transcripts,
- a brief description (2-3 pages) of research plans that will involve undergraduate students,
- a brief description (1 page) of teaching philosophy,
- a statement (1-2 pages) describing how your Christian faith informs your teaching and scholarship,
- three letters of recommendation.
All materials should be sent to:
Dr. Mark Muyskens, Chair
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
1726 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403