Director of General Chemistry Laboratories

Georgetown, Texas
Competitive + benefits
Apr 01, 2021
May 01, 2021
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University seeks applicants for a Director of General Chemistry Laboratories with the rank of Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to begin in summer 2021. The major responsibility of this position is teaching and managing our two-semester guided-inquiry general chemistry laboratory series. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate all sections of the laboratory and develop curricular innovations consistent with departmental priorities, including active and student-centered learning experiences. The Director will collaborate with lecture instructors by organizing our peer-led team learning sessions for general chemistry, coordinating departmental tutors, and maintaining our nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

There is an additional expectation to actively contribute to university and departmental service and participate in academic advising and retention initiatives. They must be committed to undergraduate teaching and demonstrate a dedication to inclusiveness and fostering the success of racially and economically diverse student populations in both the classroom and laboratory. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting and hiring candidates from underrepresented groups and those with demonstrated ongoing commitment to enhancing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

Southwestern University is an undergraduate liberal arts institution located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin. We have an innovative American Chemical Society (ACS) certified program and new state-of-the-art facilities for scientific teaching and research. Southwestern enrolls approximately 1500 students and maintains a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The University is strongly committed to supporting interdisciplinary learning as well as high impact experiences such as undergraduate research. Additional information concerning the University can be found at our website:

To apply: A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field within chemistry is required by summer 2021. Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing how you will create an inclusive learning environment that fosters an equitable experience for students traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of two professional references; and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes details of your previous experience teaching laboratory courses. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 14th, 2021. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled. The entirety of the interview process will be conducted virtually.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F

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