The Department of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position to begin May 1, 2017. This is a non-tenure track position with a university year appointment. Terms and conditions of employment for this Lecturer III position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.
The initial course assignment for this position would be Chem 130-General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. However, in future years alternative courses taught may also include Chem 125/6-General Chemistry Lab I/II, Chem 210-Structure and Reactivity I, Chem 211-Investigations in Chemistry, Chem 215-Structure and Reactivity II, Chem 216-Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds, Chem 230-Physical Chemical Principles and Applications, and Chem 260-Chemical Principles. Additionally, the position would be expected to (a) participate in course and curriculum development, (b) do undergraduate advising, (c) assist with the coordination, training, and supervision of large (10-30) groups of Graduate Student Instructors in the introductory courses, (d) serve as course coordinators in multi-section courses that have multiple faculty instructors, (e) serve on appropriate departmental, college, and university committees, and (f) enhance the visibility of our undergraduate program with publications that focus on teaching, presentations, or other service-related activities on campus.
The qualified candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, ideally in one of the sub-disciplines noted above. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the Department of Chemistry is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties. It is desirable that the lecturers in Chemistry be able to teach in a number of different introductory-level courses, including lab and lecture that cover basic subject matter in the areas of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Qualified candidates should be fluent in the area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.
Combine a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, as a single .pdf document. Detailed information regarding the electronic application process and required materials is available on-line:
Application deadline is November 30, 2016.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.