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Academic Learning Program Manager for Organic Chemistry

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Management-General, Management-Project
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Chemistry Department at Washington University in St. Louis administers supplemental Organic Chemistry programming to support, mentor, and train students enrolled in our Organic Chemistry courses. These supplemental learning programs are essential components of the Organic Chemistry curriculum, with approximately 400 students enrolled and 20 peer mentors/leaders trained per semester. The Academic Learning Program Manager is responsible for program management of these collaborative learning programs, ensuring they are well-integrated, cohesive, and remain strongly interrelated to facilitate administration and aid student learning.


Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of current teaching methods and pedagogy in the STEM fields, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, willingness to learn innovative teaching techniques and philosophies, good management and supervisory skills, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office.  M.S. in Chemistry or Science Education (or related subject) and 1 year of related experience is required. Ph.D. in Chemistry and 2 years of teaching experience in the field of Organic Chemistry is preferred.


Apply at for JR71684 by March 1, 2023.


The Academic Learning Program Manager’s primary responsibilities will include the following:


  • Administer and develop supplemental learning programs (e.g. Weekly Workshops, Ready to React, special topic tutorials and help sessions) for Organic Chemistry lecture courses. Oversee the recruitment process for peer leaders. Train and mentor students designated as peer leaders, providing instruction and materials. Formally evaluate and provide feedback to peer leaders. Coordinate room assignments and leader availability for supplemental learning groups and help sessions, and assign students to learning groups. Coordinate with other departments and supplementary programs (e.g. PLTL) to minimize schedule conflicts. Develop and teach (or co-teach) assigned seminar for course credit to train peer leaders in facilitating weekly workshops. Coordinate undergraduate learning assessments and program analyses. Evaluate results to analyze impact and further develop programs as needed. Create surveys, course and supplementary program materials, and letters of reference.  Print and distribute packets, and post files for leaders and students using Canvas platform. Respond to questions from students about administration of the Organic Chemistry courses and collaborative learning programs, about chemistry content-related questions, and about exam and quiz grading. Proof-read quizzes, exams, and other course materials for clarity and accuracy. Recruit and organize proctors and graders for midterm and final exams. Coordinate room reservations for exams and grading. Establish grading rubrics and lead grading sessions by training and overseeing learning assistants in the use of Gradescope as an online grading platform.

During the summer months, the Academic Learning Program Manager may be involved with educational-development activities or education-research projects, collaboratively with members of the Chemistry faculty and/or the Center for Teaching and Learning.



The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

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