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Assistant Lecturer

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 24, 2022

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Management-Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a Fixed Term Rolling Contract(FTRC) Assistant Lecturer (APL) in general chemistry. 


The successful candidate will have a 1+1 teaching load in general chemistry and will manage the undergraduate general chemistry laboratories. The responsibilities for the general chemistry teaching laboratories will typically involve experiment development, purchasing supplies, weekly laboratory setup, managing teaching assistants including weekly meetings, composing, and updating laboratory manuals, instrument maintenance, and general maintenance of the laboratory space. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to services at the departmental, college and university levels, as well as participate in divisional meetings as needed. 


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry or a closely related field of study 
  • Ability to maintain safe and clean teaching and instrumental laboratory environment 
  • Ability to effectively present information (both verbal and written) to students, university staff and faculty 


  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level 
  • A strong understanding of principles relevant to general chemistry: quantitative chemical analysis, instrumental methods, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and spectroscopy.  
  • Interest in incorporating new teaching (active learning) strategies in general chemistry


Complete the online application and upload as one document: a cover letter, a CV listing relevant general chemistry laboratory experience, graduate level coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to 

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2022 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start in the Spring 2023 semester (Jan. 17th first day) and will be filled at the Assistant Lecturer level, with an academic year (9 month) appointment. 



UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit


The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. It is a nationally recognized research institution offering 197 areas of study in 7 colleges. Wyoming has invested significantly to establish international distinction in energy arena and School of Energy Resources coordinates these efforts, including in the area of advanced energy conversion technologies. Distinguished faculty in engineering and science across the university forming a critical talent core in this area. University, state and industry partners have committed substantial resources to establish state-of-the-art facilities including advanced computing capabilities. UW is located in Laramie (pop. 30,000), 130 miles northwest of Denver in the heart of superb outdoor activities.
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