Flagstaff, Arizona
Compensation commensurate with experience
Mar 06, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Field of specialization
Biochemical, General / Technical
Job Type
Full time

Applications are invited for two lecturer positions in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University. The positions are non-tenure eligible, academic-year appointments beginning on August 19, 2019. The positions are renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs. The successful applicant for the first position will be expected to teach Biochemistry lecture and labs and General Chemistry lecture. Minimum qualifications include a conferred Ph.D. in Biochemistry or closely related discipline by the start date. The successful applicant for the second position will be expected to teach Organic Chemistry lecture and labs and General Chemistry lecture. Minimum qualifications include a conferred Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or closely related discipline by the start date. Preferred qualifications for both positions include evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential, demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching, ability to work effectively with large classes (120 to 200 students), ability to work well with other faculty and coordinate teaching efforts, and experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. The salary is $52,000 per academic year.

To apply for either position, select Faculty and Administrator Openings and then Lecturer – Chemistry and Biochemistry – 604164 at the following link: In your cover letter, please clearly indicate the lecturer position (Biochemistry or Organic) for which you are applying. Your application should include (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and (4) the names of four references. Save all items, in the order stated, and attach them as a single PDF or Word document. Three letters of reference should be sent separately by the referee as an e-mail attachment to Address questions to Dr. Brandon Cruickshank, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698,, (928) 523-9602. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and continue until the position is filled or closed.

Northern Arizona University is a 31,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has 20 faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department currently has over 250 undergraduate majors and offers a number of Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemistry including two ACS certified degrees. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry moved into a new 120,000 square Science and Health building in July 2015. The department also operates laboratories in the 80,000 square foot Laboratory Sciences Building which was completed in 2008.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.