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Teaching Assistant Professor, Chemistry

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
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Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Physical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The University of Nevada, Reno is searching for a continuing full-time non-tenure-track Chemistry Teaching Assistant Professor.  Duties include overseeing the physical chemistry instructional laboratory programs and coordinating with departmental lecture courses; lecturing at the introductory and intermediate levels including physical chemistry and general chemistry; curriculum development and implementation; and undergraduate advising.  The successful applicant for this position will be encouraged to develop new laboratory experiments, with possibilities for incorporating, e.g., modern analytical techniques, “green chemistry”, mini/microscale technology, and molecular modeling.  Applications for internal instructional enhancement funding and/or contributions to proposals for external instructional funding will also be encouraged.  This position requires training, evaluating and organizing the activities of graduate-level teaching assistants; working effectively with analytical, general, and organic chemistry stockroom staff; coordinating activities with the General and Organic Chemistry Coordinators; and working effectively with the department’s Director of Laboratories/Safety Officer.  This is a B-contract (9-month) full-time continuing position, with the potential for further summer opportunities including teaching, research, student advising, curricular development, and/or laboratory management.

The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.  The department has 23 full-time continuing academic faculty (20 tenure-track and three instructional) and is housed in a four-story building with state-of-the-art research facilities.  Undergraduate laboratory courses are taught in our modern instructional facilities in the nearby Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Please see the department’s website here:

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Physical/Analytical Chemistry; candidates with a doctoral degree in a closely related field with teaching experience will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience or evidence of ability in and strong commitment to the following areas:  teaching effectively at the introductory and intermediate levels of physical chemistry; developing and implementing new lecture and laboratory curricula; management of an instructional laboratory program.

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This posting is open until filled. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a teaching- and research-oriented department offering degrees in Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Environmental Chemistry (B.S.), and Chemical Physics (Ph.D., jointly with the Physics Department), including bachelor’s degree programs certified by the American Chemical Society. As a relatively small department, we are able to provide close interactions among students and faculty. Many of our undergraduates and all of our graduate students participate in state-of-the-art chemistry research, working with a faculty mentor. Our graduates go on to employment in academia, industry, and government; many of our Bachelor’s degree graduates are admitted to high-ranked graduate chemistry programs, medical, or dental schools. In the most recent National Resource Council survey of chemistry departments, our department was ranked second nationally among departments of our size or smaller.

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