Lecturer in Chemistry

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC

Job posting number: #7049947

Posted: February 12, 2018

Job Description

Posting Details
Position Information
Posting Number F0065
Department Lecturer in Chemistry
Rank Lecturer
Specialization Organic Chemistry
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Position Summary
The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system’s designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time lecturer position that will begin in the fall semester of 2018. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. (preferred) in chemistry or related discipline prior to August 15, 2018 with content knowledge in organic chemistry and demonstrated teaching skills. Teaching duties will include 12 contact hours per semester in Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses with options to teach across the departmental curriculum, such as General Chemistry lecture and lab, Foundations of Biochemistry and upper-level courses in their expertise area. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to Departmental and University service and have opportunities to mentor students in undergraduate research. The appointment is for one-year with the potential for yearly renewal. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members also teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.
UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, or employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or an appropriate discipline with teaching expertise in organic chemistry earned prior to August 15, 2018 is preferred for this position. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that they have the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

Months per Year 9 months
Division Academic Affairs
Department Chemistry
Posting Detail Information
Special Instructions Summary
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications begins March 15, 2018.

Inquiries only may be directed to Dr. Sally Wasileski (swasiles@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting date 02/12/2018
Close date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/15/2018

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
Unofficial Graduate Transcript
Diversity Statement
Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
Other Documents
Other Unofficial Transcript
Research Philosophy and Description of Future Plans

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