Teaching Faculty

University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences
Champaign, Illinois
Salary is competitive and based on experience.
Nov 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Department of Chemistry at University of Illinois
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Teaching Faculty

Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill an essential teaching-faculty position in our undergraduate program in General Chemistry. This is a full-time academic appointment (non-tenure track) at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (title commensurate with experience and qualifications).

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Preparing and presenting lectures, writing and grading examinations, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, monitoring teaching assistants, and assigning grades.  Teaching faculty members will be encouraged to develop new courses and experiment with novel teaching techniques.  Applicants for the Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level will be expected to engage in scholarly research and service to the department/college/university. 


This position requires a PhD in chemistry, chemical education, or a closely related field.  Lecturer applicants must have the potential for high quality college or university level teaching experience.  Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professorial applicants will have demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching.  Interest or experience in chemical education research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials and experiments will enhance an application.  Senior Lecturer applicants will have a proven track record of excellence in these areas.   Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level applicants must demonstrate instructional and curricular impact both within the department and beyond, either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy, and student interactions

Salary is competitive and based on experience.  The actual start date is negotiable, beginning as early as January 2019.  Initial proposed appointment is January 2019- May 15, 2019.  The position is renewable yearly based on funding and strong performance reviews. Renewed appointments will be on a 9 month service basis (Aug 16-May 15).

Create your University of Illinois application through http://jobs.illinois.edu selecting the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Teaching Faculty - Department of Chemistry, and upload PDF files of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will require names and contact information for three references. Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor applicants must also upload PDF files of the following:

  • Teaching statement that summarizes their teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments, including contributions to the curriculum beyond one’s own classroom (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced).
  • Research narrative that describes their current research agenda and plan for contributing scholarship that enhances the Department and University and makes an impact beyond the Campus.

Please contact SCS HR, scs_hr_office@scs.illinois.edu, or (217)-300-1637 if you have questions.  In order to ensure full consideration, applications materials (in PDF format only) must be received by November 26, 2018.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.