Chemistry Teaching Faculty and Organic Lab Director Search 2023
The Department of Chemistry (cse.umn.edu/chem) at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a term contract non-tenure track Assistant Professor position serving as the organic lab director with a 12-month, annually renewable appointment beginning summer or fall term of 2023 (May 31, 2023 or later). Both junior and senior hiring levels will be considered. We seek outstanding applicants with a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, with preference for a focus in synthetic organic chemistry. Successful applicants will have a strong commitment to undergraduate chemistry education and to developing innovative, high-quality curricular materials and instructional initiatives. The successful candidate will be the director and instructor of record for the organic laboratory (CHEM 2311) and advanced organic laboratory (CHEM 4311) in addition to other courses as well as research and service roles determined in consultation with Department of Chemistry leadership. Interest in initiating and coordinating student academic success programs to support the department’s equity and diversity goals and/or incorporation of green and sustainable chemistry are encouraged. A typical appointment would include 5-6 course equivalents per 12-month calendar year. The appointee will also have responsibilities for department and university service. Successful candidates will be provided clear guidelines toward promotion, annual reviews, a mentoring committee, capacity for professional development, eligibility for teaching awards, and opportunities to mentor M.S. students. Appointees must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment with a preferred start date for summer 2023 or fall 2023 teaching periods.
Evaluation of applications will begin January 24, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should apply online via Interfolio at the following link: https://z.umn.edu/organiclabdirector and include:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vita
- three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio
- 4-5 page statement that includes the candidate’s past experience and teaching philosophy with examples of innovation in the classroom, a description of the candidate’s ideas for instructional initiatives they would propose to implement, emphasizing potential to engage students in large laboratory courses, and a description of how the candidate would promote diversity and inclusion in their position as a faculty member.
Contact: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0431, Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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