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Lecturer – Chemistry

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Job Summary:
The Department of Chemistry, in the College of Science, has an open Lecturer position beginning Spring of 2022. The 1.0 FTE AY position is non-tenure track and renewable each year without constraint on the number of years served. Duties of this position primarily focus on Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry courses. Responsibilities include coordinating and managing biochemistry laboratories, managing organic chemistry laboratories for chemistry majors and chemical engineers and assisting faculty with integration of chemical concepts into these courses, and lecture instruction in organic chemistry and/or biochemistry. The department is committed to integrating cutting-edge teaching technology into laboratory instruction and the lecturer in this position is expected to continue implementing these efforts.

College and Department:
These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. The Chemistry Department’s teaching and research activities cover a broad range of topics integral to modern chemistry, across all chemistry subfields (analytical, biochemistry, physical, organic, inorganic, materials chemistry, and chemical education). The department teaches more than 10,000 undergraduate students each year. For more information, see Both the Department of Chemistry and the College of Science are strongly committed to advancing diversity in all areas of effort, including mentoring and instruction.

All applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field, and be committed to excellence in teaching.

To apply, please visit Submit applications online by visiting SuccessFactors and uploading 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement and/or any supporting documents to show effective instruction, 4) a statement on mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and 5) Purdue University’s Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experience, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Screening of applications will begin on 10/15/2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University has developed a diverse set of research programs spanning from the physical sciences to the biological sciences, but always having a molecular basis and an emphasis on disease or medicine. Research in the Department is focused in eight different multidisciplinary areas.
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