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Chemistry and Biochemistry Lecturer Position

Northern Arizona (NAU)
Flagstaff, Arizona
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Applications are invited for a lecturer position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU). This position is a non-tenure eligible, academic-year appointment beginning on December 27, 2021 (official start date of Spring semester, but the candidate wouldn’t need to be on campus until January 3rd). The position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs. The successful applicant will be expected to teach General Chemistry lectures, to supervise General Chemistry laboratories, and to teach lectures and upper-division laboratories in another chemistry area (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, or biochemistry). Minimum qualifications include a conferred Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline by the start date. Preferred qualifications for the position include evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential (e.g., teaching awards, teaching evaluations, or letters of recommendation), demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching (as evidenced by cover letter, teaching statement), ability to work effectively with large classes (120 to 200 students), ability to work effectively with other faculty to coordinate teaching efforts, and experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. The salary range is $53,000-$57,000 per academic year depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply, select Faculty and Administrator Openings and then Lecturer in Chemistry – 605674 at the following link: 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. Jennifer Duis, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698,, (928) 523-7087. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting (October 17, 2021) and continue until the position is filled or closed. NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

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 18 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 120,000 square foot Science and Health building in July 2015. The department also operates laboratories in the 95,000 square foot Science Lab Facility which was completed in 2007.

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.

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