Description:Charleston Southern University invites
applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry to begin
August 1, 2018.Charleston
Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to
excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.They should support the goals of a strong
liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration
of faith and learning.
Qualifications:A Ph.D. in physical chemistry is required.
Responsibilities: Teach 24 semester hours
(lecture and lab) per academic year; contribute to an active and challenging
undergraduate research program in field of expertise (experience with
computational chemistry is desirable); attend and participate in departmental
and university functions and serve on committees as required; teaching
experience is preferred.
Process:Candidates should complete the online
application at the link below and attach a cover letter and curriculum
vitae.Entering untrue or inaccurate
information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant
positions or subsequent termination after hire.Review of credentials will begin immediately.Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.Prior to a final offer of employment, the
selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including,
but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential
information, contact Dr. David Perry, Chemistry Department Chair at (dperry
near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a
comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,600
students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business,
Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, Nursing, Christian Studies and
Computer Science.The mission of the
University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and
the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for
integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.Charleston Southern has nationally accredited
programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics.Charleston Southern is affiliated with the
South Carolina Baptist Convention.
more information about the University, please visit www.charlestonsouthern.edu.
Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and
tobacco-free campus. We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of
race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, religion, genetic
information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the
University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law,
in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not
limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies,
scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and University-administered
programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally
discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has
been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious
tenets and core values.
Statement of Purpose
Charleston Southern University is an
independent comprehensive university affiliated with the South
Carolina Baptist Convention. This suburban coeducational institution
with liberal arts and professional curricula offers degrees at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. The university was founded upon the
principle that students should have an opportunity for a quality education
under the guidance of Christian faculty. The university promotes academic excellence in a Christian
The university aims continuously to
increase the academic quality of its students. Students currently are drawn
primarily from the Southeastern region of the United States and pursue a broad
variety of careers in the arts and sciences, as well as business, education and nursing.
Carolina Baptist Convention founded the institution in 1964 as the
Baptist College at Charleston. The campus is
located 16 miles from the city of Charleston within the city limits of North
Charleston. The institution changed its name to Charleston Southern University
in 1990 to reflect the offering of graduate programs.
Charleston Southern University forthrightly avers the validity and
applicability of Christian truth and values to public, private, individual and
corporate activities. Thus, the University seeks to employ only employees
who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; who are
committed to the Christian faith; whose faith is reflected in Christian witness
through their employment, and their interaction with students, colleagues, and
the general public; who will maintain active membership in a local Christian
church; and who will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.
Founding Principle: Matthew 28:19-20
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you
always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Mission: Promoting Academic Excellence
in a Christian Environment
Vision: To be a Christian university
nationally recognized for the integration of faith in learning, leading, and
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every
pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take
captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or
deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the
Father through him.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Biblical Core Values
II Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness.” The Bible is the inerrant and infallible record of God's
revelation to humanity, and it is the only sufficient source of appeal on
matters relating to the Christian faith.
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”John
1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made
that was made.” There is one and only one living true God. The historical
account of Genesis decrees that He is the personal and direct Creator of all
that exists, including the first human beings Adam and Eve. To Him we owe the
highest love, reverence, and obedience.
John 14:6 “Jesus said unto them, `I am the way, the truth, and the life: no
man comes to the Father, but by me.'” God made provision through Christ for the
redemption of sinful humanity by His substitutionary atonement on the cross,
and He alone is sufficient as Savior.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Salvation involves God's gracious redemption of individuals and is offered
freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior by repentance
Life of the Believer
Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and
acceptable and perfect will of God.” Christians are to be consistent with
Scripture in their character and conduct.
Genesis 1:27 “God created man in
His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created
them.” Because all people are made in God’s divine image, they possess full
dignity and are worthy of respect. Matthew 22:39 “‘You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.’” Jesus’ command for us to love others as ourselves
extends to all people. Revelation 7:9 “After these things I looked, and
behold, a great multitude which no one could number, all nations, tribes,
peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb . . .”
Charleston Southern University defines diversity as people groups varying in
ethnic makeup, cultural background, age, language, educational and professional
experience, ability, veteran and/or socioeconomic status. Our commitment to
diversity is biblically informed; therefore, the university engages and
supports diversity related-matters as they are clearly defined in Scripture.
Matthew 19:4-5 “ . . . [God] . . . made them at the beginning ‘male and female,’ and
said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to
his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’[.]” Sexuality is one of the ways
the marriage covenant between a husband and a wife is sealed and expressed.
Marriage is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church
and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate
companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards
and the means for the procreation of the human race. All forms of sexual
intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage, even when
consensual, are distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it. The
promotion or practice of a homosexual lifestyle (including same-sex dating
behaviors) is also contrary to the university’s core values. The promotion
of transgenderism fails to uphold the university’s core values.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7a “ . . . these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children . . .” Matthew 28:19-20
“ . . . make disciples of all the nations . . . teaching them to observe all
things that I have commanded you . . .” Christianity is the faith of
enlightenment and intelligence . . . All sound learning is, therefore, a part
of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates
a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, the cause of education in the Kingdom of
Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence, and
should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An
adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual
program for Christ's people.
Evangelism and Missions
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after
that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth.” It is the privilege and duty of every Christian to share the Gospel of
Christ personally and by all other methods in harmony with the Gospel.