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Visiting Lecturer

Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
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Feb 19, 2022

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The Connecticut College Department of Chemistry invites applications to fill two full-time visiting positions at the rank of lecturer for the academic year 2022-2023, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.  The two positions are as follows: Position 1 primarily involves overseeing and teaching general chemistry labs. There is a secondary responsibility for teaching organic or biochemistry lab.  Position 2 involves teaching in two of three of the following areas – general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Candidates with expertise in organic chemistry will also teach a weekly recitation section for the course. Both positions have some shared responsibilities for purchasing and overseeing chemicals and supplies, as well as helping with lab preparation and set-up as needed.  Visiting lecturers teach 3 lab sections per semester. Lab sections typically enroll 12 students per section or less. Some labs may require teaching during the evening.  There is no expectation of research.  


The department offers ACS-certified majors in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as an interdisciplinary major in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. In lecturers, the College seeks outstanding teachers who are committed to student learning and will effectively engage students in both group and one-on-one instruction. MS degree or higher in chemistry is required.  Teaching experience is required.  


Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE.


We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years.  Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.


Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted online through Interfolio Review of materials will begin February 17 and continue until the positions are filled.


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