Instructor - Organic Chemistry

Miami, Florida
To commensurate with experience
Oct 19, 2018
Nov 18, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Instructor – Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications to fill a full-time and permanent instructor position starting in August 2019.  The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry and experience teaching undergraduate students. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.  Duties will include teaching Organic Chemistry at the undergraduate level, coordinating Organic Chemistry laboratories, and training and supervision of student and graduate teaching assistants.  The ideal candidate is also expected to continue to take an active role in laboratory reform efforts such as designing new laboratory assignments, curricular reform, rewriting/revisions of laboratories manuals, developing potential online/hybrid courses, and pursuing grants for improving laboratory equipment. The candidate is expected to have departmental administration and committee duties as a full-time lecturer and is expected to have full-time presence on campus.  FIU offers highly competitive salary, attractive compensation packages, and opportunities for promotion to teaching faculty on renewable contracts.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (516088) at and attach a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, and transcripts (copies are fine for application; official will be required for employment), as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 1, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status."

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit