Chemistry Lecturer

Ellensburg, Washington State
$35,415-$44,325 per year + beneifits, depends on terminal degree
Mar 07, 2019
Apr 06, 2019
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) anticipates a full-time lecturer opening for the 2019-20 academic year.  Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in general chemistry.  Please apply online at (Job ID 2765).  Screening will begin April 9 and continue until filled. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.

This position in the Department of Chemistry is expected to teach introductory chemistry lecture and laboratory courses for science majors as well as non-science majors.  The incumbent will possess superior teaching abilities and a willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities.  This person will be invited to participate as a full member of the department.  There may be opportunities for involvement in one of several ongoing research programs.  Other responsibilities include creating a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse, and contributing to the department/program.


  • Master’s Degree in chemistry or related field.
  • Applicants must show evidence of their ability to be an excellent teacher.
  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity


  • PhD in chemistry or related field (ABD candidates may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed within one year of start date.)
  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population


Faculty members recognize their obligation to follow general principles of professional ethics. The primary professional responsibility of lecturers is teaching.  This includes, but is not limited to, attending classes as scheduled; maintaining reasonable posted office hours; working collaboratively and productively with colleagues; participating in departmental committees; and participating in accreditation and program reviews.


Classroom and laboratory instruction in regular academic courses with assigned workload units; preparation of course materials including activities, assignments, and assessments; supervision of student teaching assistants, as applicable, including weekly meetings; and other activities benefiting students' academic development.


Participating in departmental committees as related to assigned teaching workload.  Participating in activities benefiting students’ academic and professional development.


Salary:  Lecturer salary depending on terminal degree held

Schedule/Appointment: non-tenure track, 9-month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available.

Benefits:  CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.