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University of Illinois Department of Chemistry
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 20, 2021

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Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for the specialized faculty position of Lecturer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The Department of Chemistry is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


Preparing and presenting instructional content in laboratory and lecture courses in Organic Chemistry.  Additional duties include:  coordinating and communicating with lab director and lab staff regarding organic lab course and experiments, monitoring and mentoring teaching assistants, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, writing and grading examinations, and assigning grades. 


This position requires a PhD in chemistry, chemical education, or a closely related field. Applicants must demonstrate potential for high quality college or university level teaching experience. Interest or experience in chemical education research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials and experiments will enhance an application.


This is a full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable annually (Aug 16 – Aug 15) subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluations. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Initial proposed appointment is January 2022 - Aug 15, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy by November 15, 2021. The online application will require names and contact information of three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.


Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to the search coordinator at, or 217-333-5071.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


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