Assistant Teaching Professor & Lab Coordinator - General Chemistry

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
FIU offers highly competitive salaries, attractive compensation packages, and promotion opportunity.
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

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General / Technical
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Full time
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Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Assistant Teaching Professor– General Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications to fill a full-time and permanent Non-Tenure Track position at the Assistant Teaching Professor level, starting in August of 2022.  Duties include teaching General Chemistry, coordination of General Chemistry laboratories, and training and supervision of student and graduate teaching assistants.  The ideal candidate is also expected to take an active role in laboratory reform efforts such as designing new laboratory assignments, curricular reform, rewriting/revising of laboratories’ manuals, developing potential online/hybrid courses, and pursuing grants for improving laboratory equipment. A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Chemistry Education and experience teaching undergraduate students at the introductory level are required.  Additionally, experience in laboratory coordination is preferred.  Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in teaching innovation including the use of active learning techniques, among other evidence-based teaching practices.  The candidate is expected to have departmental administration and committee duties as a full-time assistant teaching professor and expected to have full-time presence on campus.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with 44 faculty from 13 different countries, has dynamic and growing Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry supporting over 100 graduate students, and vibrant undergraduate programs with ~100 B.A. and B.S. graduates each year. FIU offers highly competitive salaries, attractive compensation packages, and opportunity for promotions.

Florida International University (FIU) embraces diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of its mission. FIU is committed to providing an open and welcoming atmosphere which reflects diversity, equity and inclusion with regard to gender, socioeconomic status, gender identity, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, nationality, military status, sexual orientation, spirituality and cultural identity. Additional information regarding FIU's diversity statement and Institutional goals please visit,

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 525468 at and attach a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and transcripts (copies are fine for application; official will be required for employment). Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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