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Instructor of Practical Applications Chemistry or Biochemistry US Naval Academy

Specific title of position:  Instructor of Practical Applications Chemistry or Biochemistry
 
LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Chemistry Department 
 
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 22 October 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.
 
ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY: 
 
The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.
 
Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.
 
 POSITION DESCRIPTION: 
 
The Chemistry Department laboratories provide unique hands-on experiences to Midshipmen in the general chemistry and biology programs and advanced courses in the chemistry major laboratories.  The incumbent(s) provides instrumental support and technical expertise to the midshipmen and faculty involved in the chemistry and biology courses.  The Instructor(s) of Practical Applications in Chemistry or Biochemistry teach instrumental techniques and laboratory procedures to midshipmen involved in the laboratory program.  These courses include; Integrated Laboratories I-IV (combinations of organic, analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry), Biology, Biochemistry and Special Topics courses (which include medicinal, polymer, environmental, explosive and propellant chemistry, material science and chemical engineering), as well as research project and capstone courses.    
 
The Instructor(s) of Practical Applications in Chemistry will support these activities by assisting in the development of lab and course material for use in the Chemistry program and teaching instrumental and experimental techniques.  Responsibilities include planning, coordination and set up of all requisite materials, equipment and instruments for scheduled labs according to the course outlines provided by the various course coordinators. The individual(s) will prepare chemical solutions for the laboratories or demonstrations with a high degree of skill to ensure valid and reproducible results, and check the solution concentrations using instrumental and chemical methods. The individual(s) will “Test run” the lab prior to the actual lab period to ensure that the instruments, equipment and chemicals utilized meet the educational objectives of the laboratory exercise. The incumbent(s) will maintain operational readiness of the chemistry and biology instrumentation, and provide instructional assistance on the operation of instrumentation, assist in the instruction of midshipmen in laboratory activities, including instrument and procedural assistance with independent research and capstone projects.  The Instructor(s) of Practical Applications in Chemistry will provide technical support for numerous instruments and software applications, and support Department annual budget activities by completing purchase orders for procurement of new equipment and supplies.  Directing and reviewing the work product of one or more laboratory support workers is occasionally required.
 
 MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
 Minimum:  
 
A B. S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology or 2 years relevant laboratory work experience in chemistry, biology, or biochemistry. 
 
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. 
 
Preferred:
 
A M. S. in chemistry or biochemistry or 5 years laboratory experience.  Familiarity with HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NMR, IR, UV Vis, immunoassays, and biological assays is desirable but not mandatory.  
 
All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:
 
1.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 22, 2015 but the position(s) will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume including professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and contact information of three professional references to be sent electronically to Daniel W. O’Sullivan, Chair of the Chemistry Department at chemistrysearch-group@usna.edu.
 
2. Submit an optional Demographic Information on Applicants Form to godwin@usna.edu.  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.