Tenure-Track position in Biochemistry
Albion College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry beginning in August 2015.
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A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry or the chemistry of biological systems. The preferred candidate will also be able to contribute to either our inorganic or analytical chemistry curricula.
Teaching responsibilities include courses within our biochemistry and general chemistry programs and the opportunity to develop courses in one’s specialty. In addition, Albion offers opportunities for faculty members to be involved in the First Year Seminar program or curricular involvement in the Honors Program and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate research program, including membership on thesis committees and the active direction of undergraduates in collaborative research projects. Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Faculty Development funds, participation in Albion’s Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity (FURSCA), and through pursuit of external grants.
The Chemistry Department at Albion College is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides a stimulating teaching environment. The eight faculty members have a long tradition of commitment to quality teaching of undergraduates. There are two majors: a chemistry major and a biochemistry major. The curriculum, although traditional in many respects, has some novel features including a systematic introduction to inorganic chemistry in the second semester of the first year and a second-year organic course emphasizing mechanism. Extensive use of discovery and research-based experiments is made throughout the laboratory curriculum. Departmental instrumentation includes a 400 MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS (2), GC, HPLC-MS (electrospray), HPLC, Biochromatograhy System, IC, FT-IR, digital polarimeter, scanning UV-Vis, diode array UV-VIS (3), UV/Vis-Fluorescence microplate reader, fluorescence spectrometer, and electroanalytical instruments. (See http://www.albion.edu/chemistry/campus-facilities for more information on our facilities including our recently completed Science Complex.)
Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
To apply, e-mail a curriculum vitae, photocopies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and how they would be integrated into an undergraduate setting, and three letters of reference to
. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the College or the Chemistry Department see www.albion.edu/chemistry.
Dr. Craig R. Bieler, Co-Chair
Department of Chemistry
Albion, MI 49224
Carrie Booth Walling, Associate Professor
Carrie Booth Walling is Associate Professor of Political Science and teaches courses in international politics and human rights. Her research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials; and how human rights norms are changing the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations. Walling is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013).
Walling has published articles on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention, transitional justice, and international human rights trials in the Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Human Rights, Civil Wars and New Global Studies. Working collaboratively with Susan Waltz (University of Michigan), Walling has launched a website on human rights advocacy and the history of international human rights standards - which she describes as is a free, online text book. She is active with the Holocaust Studies Service Learning Project at Albion College, serves on the Executive Board for the International Studies Association Human Rights Section, and is the editor for the human trafficking blog, Voices of Change for the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. She was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award in 2015 and the New Development Fellowship in 2014 for her scholarship.
Walling holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Albion in 2011, Walling was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011). She also holds a BA in International Relations from James Madison College, Michigan State University and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and University of Minnesota, respectively.
Walling was awarded the Student's Choice Teaching Award by the Albion College Student Senate for excellence in teaching and advising in 2014. Learn more about Walling's teaching on human rights in this feature article, "A Matter of Conscience".
Walling teaches the following courses at Albion College:
- PLSC 100: Introduction to Political Inquiry
- PLSC 103: Introduction to International Politics
- PLSC 206: Democratic Transitions
- PLSC 207: Transitional Justice
- PLSC 237: Controversies in Global Politics
- PLSC 256: Human Rights
- PLSC 301: International Organizations
- PLSC 357: International Law and Politics
- PLSC 372: Gender, Sex and International Politics
- PLSC 404: Causes of War
- “Human Rights Norms, State Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention,” Human Rights Quarterly, 37 (2015), 383-413.
- "The UN Security Council and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights," in Joel Pruce ed. The Social Practice of Human Rights (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), 143-165.
- "Putting the Pieces Together: Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards," (with Susan Waltz) Human Rights Quarterly, 36 (2014), 909-915.
- All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
- "Decision-makers in the Dock: How International Law, Trials and Human Rights Activism are Shaping the Justice Norm," New Global Studies, December 2012
- "The Impact of Human Rights Trials in Latin America," Journal of Peace Research, 44:4 (July 2007), 427-445, co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
- "Global Trends in Transitional Justice and Transitional Justice in Argentina," in Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena (eds.) Transitional Justice in the 21st Century: Beyond Truth and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
- "Ethnic Cleansing" in Ken Booth (ed.) The Kosovo Tragedy: Human Rights Dimensions (Frank Cass Publishers, 2001), 47-66.
- "The History and Politics of Ethnic Cleansing," International Journal of Human Rights, 4:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 2000).
- "Intervention, Emancipation and Kosovo," Civil Wars, 2:3 (Autumn 1999), 65-88.