Student Based Faculty: Chemistry

Rochester, Minnesota
Feb 16, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

(teaching specialist or lecturer)

The innovative University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) invites applications for passionate teachers with expertise in lab instruction for chemistry and a strong commitment to student learning and success. This faculty member will work collaboratively and creatively with an established faculty team, teaching chemistry coursework to undergraduate health sciences students. Teaching and learning strategies are expected to be innovative as well, with engaging, experiential, and integrated approaches generating strong success for all students, including those from underrepresented groups (students of color, first generation, and Pell-eligible). Tenured and tenure-track faculty colleagues will be conducting scholarly inquiry into student learning, with results expected to inform practice.

About UMR

The University of Minnesota designated the University of Minnesota Rochester as its fifth System campus in December 2006. UMR admitted its first class of undergraduates in fall 2009, offering both the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The BSHP is a collaborative program with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS). With five graduating classes, UMR’s innovative approach to active, collaborative, interdisciplinary learning is supporting success for graduates who either continue their education in a broad range of health sciences (BSHS) or enter multiple health professions (BSHP). UMR’s distinct Vision is to inspire transformation in higher education through innovations that empower our graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century. For additional information about this 10-year old campus integrated in the heart of Minnesota’s Rochester: America’s City for Care and Innovation, please read UMR’s Growth Plan: Vision Drives Our Strategic Growth.

About the UMR Center for Learning Innovation

This new Student Based Faculty member will join colleagues in the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an interdisciplinary department that focuses on undergraduate education in health sciences and engages students as participants in research on learning. The CLI is a learning-centered faculty community in which ongoing assessment guides student learning and is the basis for research on teaching and learning. The CLI promotes a learner-centered, technology-enhanced, concept-driven, and community-integrated learning environment. Through ongoing assessment of student achievement, the CLI aspires to personalize education and continuously improve the educational experience for UMR students.

The successful candidate will be a passionate chemistry educator with a MS (“teaching specialist”) or PhD (“lecturer”) in chemistry and a strong commitment to student success. They will also have undergraduate teaching experience; work well in interdisciplinary teaching teams; and demonstrate strong commitment to the UMR Grounding Values of diversity and inclusivity, community, evidence-based decision making, respect, and human potential.

How To Apply

  1. Note the position title at the top of this page
  2. Please navigate to the UMN Human Resources page
  3. Under "Recruiting Location," select "Rochester"
  4. Click on the appropriate position and click apply at the bottom of the linked page

In addition to the online application, applicants must attach the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of your commitment to diversity
  4. Names and contact information for 3 references

Additional documents may be attached after the initial application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

This position will remain open until filled. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources at

Background Check

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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About the University

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) offers students an unparalleled education in the health sciences. UMR’s integrated curriculum, personalized attention and unique learning environment encourage student success. Immersed in the heart of one of the nation’s most health-focused communities, our students engage with medical professionals on a daily basis and graduate prepared to transform knowledge into discovery in the exciting world of the health sciences.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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