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Lecturer-AT, Chemistry

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
$65,590-$69,963 commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. is searching for a one-year non-tenure track lecturer to join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning Fall of 2023. Teaching duties will include general chemistry lecture/lab and/or organic chemistry lecture/lab. Ideal applicants will demonstrate a commitment to promoting inclusive and equity-minded learning environments and the potential for excellence in teaching undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the sciences (e.g., first-generation students, students from low-income families, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities). Total teaching load will be 18 credit hours per year (typically 17 – 21 contact hours).

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and College of Arts and Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence and actively promote the success of a diverse population of undergraduate students, staff, and faculty. Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission of educating students “for lives of leadership and service for the common good.” The University is committed to fostering “a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.” Successful applicants will have read the mission statement and engaged with it in their application materials.

Required Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline

Desired Qualifications:
• Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching from a variety of backgrounds and identities
• Evidence of experience promoting inclusive and equity-minded learning environments

Faculty Position Description

Job Duties:

• Teach 18 credit hours per year (typically 17-21 contact hours)

Who we are:
Gonzaga is a primarily undergraduate institution committed to teaching excellence. The departments will provide support for developing engaging, inclusive, interactive courses that meet our learning objectives. In addition, Gonzaga’s Center for Teaching and Advising provides regular faculty development and education opportunities, including an optional New Faculty Learning Community program to help welcome and support new faculty throughout their first year at Gonzaga. Faculty in our science departments mentor undergraduate students in research experiences during the school year. Funding opportunities are also available to support undergraduate student-faculty research during a 10-week summer session. The newly opened Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering on Gonzaga’s campus contains teaching, research, and collaboration spaces for faculty from Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Math, Physics, Psychology, and Engineering.

Gonzaga’s campus sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along the Spokane River in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region. We exist on the traditional homelands of the Spokane people, one of the Interior Salish speaking tribes of the region. Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and boasts a vibrant restaurant, entertainment, and arts community; it is also home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and popular outdoor recreational areas.

Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit our website at: Applicants must complete an online application and submit the following:

1. A statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of potential for teaching excellence and describes how the candidate proposes to create and maintain an inclusive environment that can support and promote learning for students with a variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences, including groups historically marginalized in the sciences

2. A cover letter that summarizes the areas above and describes the candidate’s understanding of and commitment to the university’s mission

3. A curriculum vitae

4. Names and contact information of three professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected.)

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Jeff Watson, Chair, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, at Position open until filled, review of applications begins June 2, 2023. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committee an EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

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