The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science at Utah State University invites applications for a Lecturer beginning as early as fall semester 2023. This is a 9-month non-tenure-track position at the Logan campus. The role assignment for this position is: 90% teaching and 10% service. Preferred applicants will have already obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Applicants with an MS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and significant university level teaching experience may also be considered. Teaching duties will include teaching general chemistry and organic chemistry courses as well as organic chemistry teaching laboratories during the academic year. Serving on assigned department and College of Science committees is also expected. Applicants should be able to provide evidence of proficiency in teaching, the ability to serve as a mentor and advisor to students, undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants, and the ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues. This faculty position is affiliated with a College of Science cluster hire to enhance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts in science and mathematics disciplines https://www.usu.edu/science/faculty-staff/jedi-stem.
Teaching duties will include teaching general chemistry courses, organic chemistry courses, and organic chemistry teaching laboratories during the academic year. Department lecturers also serve on assigned department committees and may also serve on College of Science committees.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (http://www.chem.usu.edu/) is comprised of 25 faculty members at 4 campuses across Utah and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry and in Biochemistry. The department has a strong record of attracting extramural research support while emphasizing quality teaching. Our instructors serve thousands of students each year through general education courses. The university 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 jointly by Academic and Instructional Services and the Provost’s Office. The department is housed in two adjacent buildings (total 124,000 square feet) and is equipped with modern instrumentation, including NMR and EPR instruments as well as additional analytical instrumentation (http://www.chem.usu.edu/htm/facilities). The department currently enrolls over 280 undergraduate student majors and 35 graduate students.
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