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Lecturer III in Chemistry and Comprehensive Studies (Non-Tenure Track), University of Michigan

University of Michigan
University of Michigan Department of Chemistry
Closing date
Oct 26, 2023

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

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position to begin August 26, 2024. This is a non-tenure track position with a university year appointment.

Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include the teaching assignments in the Department of Chemistry and will include both standard course offerings and courses designated for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program. The initial course assignments for this position would be Chem 130 – General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. However, in future years alternative courses taught may also include Chem125/126-General Chem Lab I/II, Chem 210-Structure and Reactivity I, Chem 211 Investigations in Chemistry, Chem 215-Structure and Reactivity II, Chem 216-Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds, Chem 230 Physical Chemical Principles and Applications, Chem 260-Chemical Principles, Chem 351-Biochemistry Fundamentals, and Chem 352/353-Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory/Biochemistry Technical Writing. Additionally, the position would be expected to (a) participate in course and curriculum development, (b) perform undergraduate advising, (c) assist with the coordination, training, and supervision of large (10-35) groups of GSIs in the introductory courses, (d) serve as course coordinators in multi-section courses that have multiple faculty instructors, (e) serve on appropriate departmental, CSP, college, and university committees, and (f) enhance the visibility of our undergraduate program with publications, presentations, or other service-related activities on campus.

A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties. Your teaching load with a 100% appointment is 3 courses per semester.

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, ideally in the sub-discipline of Organic Chemistry. It is desirable that lecturers in Chemistry be able to teach in a number of different introductory-level courses, including labs and lectures that cover basic subject matter in the areas of Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry. Additionally, qualified candidates should be fluent in the area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and instructional service, and a strong commitment to educating a diverse group of students, will be the principal criteria for selecting the successful candidate.

To apply, please submit the following materials through Interfolio by October 31, 2023, via Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three (3) letters of reference.

Additionally, please provide a 2 page diversity statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your teaching statement.

Anticipated application deadline is October 31, 2023, and we anticipate notifying candidates for on-campus interviews by December 15, 2023.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening. Candidate must meet all degree requirements prior to the start date of the position. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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