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Eugene, Oregon
As per the UO United Academics Collective Bargaining Agreement
Closing date
Feb 26, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Position Summary:


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applications for a Career Instructor position.

Teaching responsibilities will include but are not limited to lecture and laboratory instruction in Introductory and General Chemistry. Depending on interest and expertise, there may also be opportunities to teach Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Instrumental Analysis. The Instructor will participate in curriculum development and review, laboratory course development and review, and other department and college-wide activities.

The Instructor will be responsible for providing weekly supervision and observation of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), weekly professional development sessions, and the evaluation of the GTAs' teaching and performance of duties.

The Instructor is expected to use inclusive teaching practices and create learning environments where all students have the opportunity to be successful.

The Instructor is also expected to engage in campus and regional or national professional development activities to keep up with the discipline and as a path to continuous improvement in the implementation of effective pedagogy and chemistry content understanding.

This is a career faculty, non-tenure-track, nine-month position at 1.0 FTE. Summer employment opportunities may also be available.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Education, or a related field.

• One academic year of relevant college-level teaching experience, including evidence of very good or excellent teaching of chemistry.

Professional Competencies:

• Demonstrated ability to use a learning management system such as Canvas, and online homework systems such as Sapling.

• Ability to deliver informative and engaging instruction with the incorporation of active learning techniques and effective pedagogies.

• Ability to deliver professional, inclusive, engaged, and research-informed teaching at the     college level (see

• Commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population.

• Ability to develop and implement instructional modules based on effective pedagogies in the classroom and laboratory.

• Ability to develop and implement online chemistry courses.

• Commitment to undergraduate education, strong pedagogical skills, and demonstrated abilities in curriculum planning and instructional design.

• Team player and communicator.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Education.• More extensive college chemistry teaching experience and expertise in chemical education.

• One academic year of involvement in supervising teaching assistants.

• Experience in teaching chemistry in a large lecture format (300-500 seats).

• Experience in teaching using an active learning environment.

• Experience in inclusive learning pedagogies.

• Record of participation in teaching and learning workshops and seminars, presentations of chemistry education papers, or posters at regional and national meetings and conferences.


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