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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Sep 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

COLORADO COLLEGE seeks a LECTURER IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY to start Fall 2021.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry with a biological emphasis, or a closely related field; or a Master’s degree with significant laboratory development and teaching experience will be considered.  Expertise in biochemical laboratory methods is required.  Particular attention will be given to candidates with an expertise in bio/chemical education.  The primary teaching responsibilities are general chemistry and biochemistry laboratories, with other opportunities possible commensurate with expertise. Laboratory sections are taught in close collaboration with the lecture components of the courses. The position requires working with faculty across the department to evaluate and improve the department’s laboratory pedagogy and culture of safety, designing new experiments, and assisting in training paraprofessionals. This is a renewable 9-month, non-tenure track position, with opportunities for advancement. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to participate in college service during the academic year and to teach in the summer.

Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Colorado College has made a commitment to becoming an antiracist institution. A distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which students take one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long. Faculty teach six out of the eight blocks in an academic year.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry fosters a supportive and inclusive learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for chemistry and biochemistry. We aim to provide a nurturing learning environment that stimulates growth and intellectual exploration. The department values both depth and breadth in chemistry and biochemistry and the potential for implementing innovative and inclusive teaching methods in a liberal arts setting.   The department strongly supports the college’s commitment to becoming an antiracist institution through faculty diversity, inclusive and equitable practices and policies in our academic programs, ongoing review and diversification of our curriculum, and use of inclusive pedagogies in the classroom.

Applications should contain: a cover letter describing your interest in teaching chemistry and biochemistry in a small college liberal arts environment; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement including a discussion of your potential to teach General Chemistry and Biochemistry laboratory classes on the Block Plan; a statement detailing your potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colorado College through your position; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; and three confidential letters of recommendation (submitted separately). At least one letter should comment on the candidate’s teaching potential. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field is preferred. Applications from candidates with a master’s degree and significant laboratory development and teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.

Please submit application materials to by October 10, 2020.  For more information, contact Prof. Amy Dounay, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at adounay@coloradocollege.edu.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

The application is electronic at http://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4488 and is due by October 10, 2020.  Hardcopies of official transcripts will be requested from finalists.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree