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Temporary Instructor of Chemistry

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

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Biochemical, Organic, Pharmaceutical
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Position Summary:

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of a full-time, temporary chemistry instructor for spring 2022, beginning on January 11th, 2022. Review of applications begins immediately. The instructor will teach the following courses:  undergraduate Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 342, 3 hours, online) and associated laboratories (CHEM 342L, two sections, 4 hours, in-person), undergraduate Biochemistry (CHEM 452, 3 hours, online), and graduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry (CHEM 551, 2 hours, online).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses online and in-person.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Master of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or related fields is required. A Ph.D degree in the above fields is preferred, with ABDs considered.
  • Teaching experience in web-based instruction and/or distance education is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Demonstrated abilities in working successfully in an academic community.

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Work during normal work hours and may include weekend and evening hours
  • Work requires reaching, handling of objects with hands and/or fingers, talking, and/or hearing, and seeing

To apply for this position, please go to , follow the application instructions and submit the following documents (as a combined pdf):

  • Cover letter
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy

Date Available: January 11, 2022

Application Review Date: Will review immediately 

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
 Required Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218.  Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information regarding Title IX please click . New Mexico is an open records state, therefore ENMU complies with the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, from the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Requests for records should be sent to . For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail 


Eastern New Mexico University is a public Master's I institution located in the eastern high desert plains of New Mexico (Llano Estacado) about 110 miles from Lubbock and Amarillo. Our ACS-certified Chemistry program is part of the Department of Physical Sciences. We offer the Master's degree in Chemistry, as well as several Bachelor degree options in Chemistry and Biochemistry. We also have programs in Forensic and Environmental Sciences.
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