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Part-Time Faculty - Chemistry/Science Laboratory 

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Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Position Part-Time Faculty - Chemistry/Science Laboratory  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff  

Geneva College invites applications for a part-time laboratory Instructor for Chemistry courses. The position begins August 2022 and will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.



Application materials are required to include the following items below. Any application that does not include these items, may not be considered.

  1. A Vita/CV
  2. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before being appointed)



Geneva College invites applications for part-time laboratory instructor in the Chemistry Department. The position begins in August 2022. The selected candidate will teach one laboratory section of General College Chemistry. There is a possibility of ongoing employment with other Chemistry and science laboratory courses beyond this.

CHM 111 - General College Chemistry has multiple laboratory sections, so that the content and grading structure of the laboratory are pre-determined by the rest of the instructional team. Communication and coordination with that team are essential. This position reports to the chair of the Chemistry Department and also to the laboratory coordinator for the particular course. The specific assignment of laboratory sections in any given semester is negotiable.



Knowledge of safe laboratory practices in chemistry, knowledge of chemistry concepts that are part of the CHM 111 course – particularly basic chemical techniques such as filtration, titration, and spectrophotometry. Also required is the ability to teach and explain concepts in science clearly and organizational ability to run a laboratory classroom setting.

Selected candidates will be expected to:

  1. Become familiar with the laboratory content beforehand – preferably by attending a portion of another lab section or communicating with the coordinator.
  2. Conduct a pre-lab recitation on the experiment.
  3. Oversee student work in lab.
  4. Supervise a student laboratory assistant and direct their work with the students.
  5. Explain and require safe practices during experiments.
  6. Actively circulate, answer questions, and teach individual students as needed.
  7. Troubleshoot simple matters with the laboratory equipment.
  8. Assist the instructional team with set-up and clean-up of experiment.
  9. Grade student lab reports and quizzes accurately and impartially.
  10. Keep up-to-date records of all student grades.
  11. Communicate with the course lecture instructor and department chair on individual student problems.
Position Requirements


Christian Commitment: The successful candidate will be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to the candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s Foundations for Christian Education by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.


Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values and standards of conduct:

  1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
  2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
  3. Core Values:
    1. Serve with grace
    2. Pursue Godly wisdom
    3. Foster academic strength
    4. Engage culture faithfully
    5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
    6. Honor one another
  4. Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee



Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred plus demonstrated competence in chemistry laboratory work and demonstrated competence in teaching. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree may be considered if other qualifications are strong.

EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  

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