Chemistry Lecturer

Dedman College/Chemistry Department
Dallas, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
Salary Band
$50,000 - $59,999
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Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Chemistry Lecturer (Position Number 00051114)

Position No. 00051114.  The Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for the position of Chemistry Lecturer. A strong interest in inclusive teaching and interacting with our undergraduate students is essential. The focus of this position is on, but not limited to, teaching undergraduate general chemistry lectures and laboratories, and the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the labs. In addition, the successful candidate should have strong communication and organizational skills. Training is provided.  This is an entry level non tenure track lecturer position. Promotion to Senior Lecturer is possible after 5 years.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position begins in the fall of 2022, although training can begin sooner if the timing fits with the new lecturer’s schedule.

Preferred qualifications: Completed Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry; experience in teaching undergraduate courses or experience as a teaching assistant (TA).

The completed application should include a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, complete curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy (approximately one page), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 30, 2021, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

The Department of Chemistry is a forward-thinking community of scholars and professionals and our faculty perform research in a wide variety of fields.  We have a strong history of winning awards based on teaching excellence. Our faculty have been awarded the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award four times and the Provost’s Teaching Recognition Award two times. These are the highest honors awarded to tenured and non-tenured faculty based on dedication to teaching. The SMU Department of Chemistry is committed to inclusive teaching and mentoring of diverse groups of students. The Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and we award BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry. For more information, visit the SMU Department of Chemistry website:

SMU is a private university dedicated to academic excellence. SMU is designated as a preferred employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, one of the most prolific high-tech industrial centers in the country.  The metroplex is a multi-faceted business community, offering exceptional museums, diverse cultural attractions, and a vibrant economy. Learn more about SMU at

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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