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Assistant Professor - Chemistry and Math

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Nebraska Methodist College, a health science, Apple-Distinguished college, seeks a passionate and skilled individual to join as a full-time chemistry and math faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2023. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of undergraduate students, and inspire the next generation of nursing and allied health professionals? Do you have what it takes to teach the fundamental principles of chemistry and math to undergraduate students and demonstrate how it applies to healthcare? Do you like interdisciplinary courses and the opportunity to expand your influence as an educator promoting change agency and civic engagement?

If so, this may be the opportunity for you! As a chemistry and math subject matter expert at NMC, you'll have the chance to create dynamic and engaging classroom and lab learning experiences in a technology-rich Apple environment promoting student success. You will not only work within the Natural and Applied Sciences department, but also collaboratively on an interdisciplinary 400 level Capstone course team that helps students integrate learning as change agents across professional healthcare and foundational Arts & Science courses in their final semester at the college. Pending faculty qualifications, it is possible for a candidate to elect and teach introductory physics also.

• Teach introductory undergraduate course in chemistry and an array of math courses that include basic concepts, intermediate algebra, and college algebra.
• Teach Capstone: The Educated Citizen interdisciplinary course along with the science and math as part of the 24-credit hour, 12-month position (fall, spring, and summer).
• Manage and maintain the college chemistry and physics lab.
• Develop and maintain course syllabi, lesson plans, and instructional materials.
• Evaluate and grade students' assignments, papers, and exams.
• Monitor and advise students on academic progress and career goals.
• Participate in departmental and college-wide service responsibilities, committees, and events.
• Anticipate start date (negotiable) as July 16, 2023 in preparation for beginning of classes on August 14th

• Master's degree or PhD in a primary discipline, Chemistry, Math or closely related discipline. Faculty qualifications to teach in any secondary related discipline (e.g., chemistry, math or physics) typically requires 18 graduate level transcript credits for that discipline.
• Experience in teaching chemistry and/or math at the undergraduate level is preferred.
• Strong knowledge of chemistry and math principles and theories.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Established proficiency with technology, course design, assessment, and effective instructional methodologies in chemistry and math.
• A passion for teaching and helping students achieve their goals.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

If you are interested in joining a diverse, dynamic team of educators in the Arts & Sciences Division, please attach and submit the following with your application: 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) single-page teaching philosophy statement, 4) two academic-related professional references, and 5) a copy of your graduate school transcripts (unofficial accepted).


Essential Functions


Factors: Instructional Responsibilities: Demonstrate effective instructional methodology (see Section 2.5.1 of NMC Policy Manual ).

  • Command of the subject and use of effective teaching/learning methods.
  • Clear formulation of learning objectives/outcomes demonstrated by thorough course planning, and thorough preparation for individual classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical sessions.
  • Skill in communicating with students and challenging them to go beyond what is required.
  • Effective course implementation through the use of a variety of instructional methods, as appropriate, to foster an environment to stimulate student interest and pursuit of learning.
  • Integrity, open-mindedness and objectivity in presenting material.
  • Ability to relate the subject to other areas of knowledge.
  • Collaboration with other faculty in the development of curriculum.
  • Systematic assessment of student learning.
  • Provision of constructive feedback in a timely manner to students to foster professional development.
  • Punctuality and reliability in conduct of classes.
  • Course revision as needed to increase effectiveness

Scholarly, Creative and Professional Activities

Please assign Overall Rating in accordance with the factor listed below.

  • Factor: Participates in scholarship in work that is well expressed, innovative, comprehensive, and visible, and appropriate to rank in accordance with the Boyer Model of Scholarship (see Sections of the NMC Policy Manual).

Professional, College and Community Service.

Factors: Contributes to the welfare of others through a variety of means at the College and in the community.

  • Is engaged and participates in expected service activities, in accordance with Section of NMC Policy Manual.
  • Is effectively engaged in encouraged service activities, in accordance with Section of NMC Policy Manual.
  • Is effectively engaged in community/professional service activities, in accordance with Section of NMC Policy Manual.


M-F Primarily Days - Varies with teaching responsibilities and some evening and weekend work may be needed

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • The Assistant Professor position requires a Master’s degree in the field, obtained from a regionally accredited program. Individuals with a Master’s degree in a related field may be appointed where a Master’s degree in the primary area of teaching is extremely limited or impossible to attain. For additional information, please refer to the Nebraska Methodist College Employee Handbook.


  • Previous teaching experience is preferred but not required. No prior scholarship or service activity is required. Where appropriate, Nebraska licensure and national certifications are required. For additional information, please refer to the Nebraska Methodist College Employee Handbook.


  • Where appropriate, Nebraska licensure and national certifications are required of faculty employed at Nebraska Methodist College.


  • Ability to provide academic instruction, read, analyze, interpret and grade academic assignments in a higher educational environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with personal computer and standard office applications.
  • Knowledge of various teaching methods and adult learning styles.
  • Skill in the effective use of resources including time, information and available services.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
    • NOTE: Faculty who work with students completing clinical assignments will be required to meet Medium Work standards-exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Balancing
    • Climbing
    • Carrying
    • Crawling
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Kneeling
    • Lifting
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Reaching
    • Standing
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
    • Walking
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Hearing
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Seeing/Visual
    • Speaking/talking
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Grasping
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Sitting

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
  • Rare (1-33%):
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted March 9, 2023
Date Closes May 8, 2023
Requisition JR100969
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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