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  • Department of Classics -- Part-time Classicist

    (Posted March 29, 2019)

    Department of Classics -- PART-TIME CLASSICIST 

    Monmouth College, a selective liberal arts college, announces a one-year, part-time position in Classics for the academic year 2019-2020. Teaching responsibilities, subject to enrollment, will include teaching two full-semester courses in the fall (Latin I and Mythology: The Trojan War and Its Aftermath), one full-semester course in the spring (Latin II), and consecutive half-semester courses in the spring (Medical Terminology and Scientific Terminology). The position requires an M.A. in Classics or a related field and notable teaching experience. Preference will be given to those who have either earned a Ph.D. or who are close to it, and who can provide evidence of teaching excellence.

     For fullest consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (a copy or an unofficial version is perfectly acceptable), and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three people who could provide letters of recommendation if asked. Send these materials, addressed to Dr. Robert Holschuh Simmons, Chair, Classics Search, Monmouth College, by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is opened and will continue until position is filled, with April 23 our anticipated closing date for applications. Dr. Simmons (, Dr. Adrienne Hagen (, and Dr. Alana Newman ( will be happy to answer questions about the position via e-mail or at the CAMWS meeting in Lincoln, NE, where they will be from April 4-6.

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  • Department of Chemistry - tenure-track position

    (Posted June, 6 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    May 3, 2019  

    Department of Chemistry – Biochemistry tenure-track position

    Monmouth College, a private, liberal arts college located in western Illinois, announces a new tenure-track position in Biochemistry. Required: a PhD in Biochemistry (completion by August 2020) with experience in neuroscience, broadly defined. The candidate will be expected to contribute to a new major in Neuroscience, collaborating with a new colleague in the Biology Department as well as current faculty in the Psychology Department. 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 "Biochemistry Neuroscience Search" in the subject line of the e-mail. Questions can be directed to Michael Prinsell by email. Review begins September 16, 2019 and continues until filled.

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