Utah State University

Temporary Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/9/2021 12:03 PM)
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Temporary Full-Time
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College of Science
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chem.usu.edu) invites applications for a full-time Temporary Assistant Professor position (primarily teaching, with the possibility of participating in research) in Chemistry. This position has an anticipated start date of August 2022. Contingent on satisfactory performance and funding, it is anticipated that the position will be a temporary academic year non-tenure track appointment for two years with the option of extension for an additional year. There is no potential for promotion as the position is temporary.


The major responsibilities of the position are teaching at the undergraduate level, including organic and general chemistry. The teaching assignment will involve three to six classes per year. Core duties include developing curriculum aligned with Chemistry and Biochemistry Department standards; preparing lectures and reviews; developing student outcomes and assessments; developing and correcting exams; communicating with and responding to student inquiries; supervising teaching assistants, graders, and teaching fellows; and assigning final grades.
Depending on interest, the position could include some effort in research. Research would be conducted in the laboratory of one of the research active groups in the Department. The 9-month position will be fully funded by the department regardless of the distribution of teaching and research responsibilities. If research is conducted, funding for supplies in support of the research will come from the host laboratory. The host laboratory could provide up to three months of summer support for work performed in the laboratory.


A PhD in chemistry or a related field is required. Previous experience teaching lecture courses beyond teaching assistant responsibilities is preferred. Expected attributes include an ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues; an eagerness to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department; and excellent oral, written, and problemā€solving skills.
Implementation of innovative teaching methods and a commitment to promoting diversity in STEM is encouraged.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) CV to be uploaded under "Resume/CV"

2) Cover Letter to be uploaded under "Documents 1-10"

3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests to be uploaded "Documents 1-10"

4)The applicant should provide the names and contact information (name, telephone, professional e-mail address) of a least three professional references who can evaluate the applicant's teaching record.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has over 280 undergraduate majors, 35 graduate students, and 25 faculty at 4 campuses across Utah. Chemistry and Biochemistry instructors serve thousands of students each year through our general education courses. The Department maintains a large research enterprise. Chemistry and Biochemistry and USU fosters innovation and professional development of faculty in their efforts to enhance student learning and engagement by offering support of professional association membership and supporting attendance at the Empowering Teaching Excellence professional development program (https://www.usu.edu/empowerteaching/) offered by the Provost’s Office.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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