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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (closed)

Date Posted: 04/29/2014

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Chemistry beginning August 2015.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to excite and interest non-major students in small classroom and laboratory settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship.  The teaching responsibilities of this position include developing one or more 3-credit courses (with laboratory) for non-major liberal arts students fulfilling their degree requirement in the natural sciences.  In addition, the faculty member will develop one or more 4-credit courses (with laboratory) for students pursuing studies requiring foundational knowledge of chemistry.  All faculty members also teach at least one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary general education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions, see our catalog at www.soka.edu). The teaching load per academic year is five courses.  Candidates with a specialization in any area of Chemistry will be considered.

SUA is a very selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits / Salary:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All regular faculty members are eligible for full medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy (which should also address how the candidate would fulfill the teaching responsibilities described above), a one-page statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees to:

Chemistry Position c/o:
Edward M. Feasel, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu
Fax: (949) 480-4263

Soka University is an equal opportunity employer