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Chemistry Full-Time Organic Lecturer

Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
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Oct 29, 2022

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Tufts University, Department of Chemistry is seeking a full-time Lecturer to assume a prominent role in our undergraduate teaching program.  The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working closely with students and possesses an ability to explain organic chemistry concepts to students with a range of educational backgrounds. Full-time Lecturers at Tufts are full faculty members in the department and contribute to our teaching, academic advising, and service missions. They are also eligible for advancement and promotion.


Primary responsibilities will include teaching introductory-level Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, as well as curriculum development for lecture and laboratory courses in collaboration with other Tufts Chemistry faculty and staff. The position will also provide opportunities to teach graduate-level courses in subjects of the Lecturer’s expertise, such as Organic Spectroscopy, Physical Organic Chemistry, or other related subjects. The successful candidate will also demonstrate interest or experience in pedagogical innovations in lecture and lab courses to promote equity and inclusion and to enhance student learning and retention in STEM.


The position will start on Janurary 15, 2023 when the successful candidate will teach second semester Organic Chemistry 2 lecture and laboratory courses (Chem 52 and 54, respectively). The first day of classes is Janurary 18, 2023.




Individuals must possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry with experience in organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or related areas. Prior teaching experience and/or knowledge of modern, equitable teaching practices are preferred, but all candidates with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:


All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation submitted by recommenders directly to Interfolio. Please include a statement that describes your teaching experiences, your ideas for improving undergraduate chemistry education in lecture and laboratory settings, and your approaches to ensuring students from diverse backgrounds succeed in undergraduate chemistry courses.

Questions about the position may be directed to Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


In order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Tufts University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine requirement


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:


Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.


Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Read the University's Non-Discrimination statement and policy. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at



Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Massachusetts, and Talloires, France. Tufts was established in 1852. The student body is comprised of approximately 4,500 graduate and professional students and 5,000 undergraduates. For more information go to

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