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Assistant Professor of Teaching - Chemistry

University of California Riverside
Riverside, California
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Dec 1, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Teaching - University of California Riverside

The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside announces recruitment for an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Chemistry who will focus on teaching organic chemistry lecture and lab. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a background in organic chemistry or chemistry education. Professors of Teaching are full members of the Academic Senate and undergo a merit and tenure process that is equivalent to that of ladder-rank research faculty. Candidates should have a track record that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach organic chemistry (experience as instructor of record is preferred). We encourage applicants who are committed to inclusive excellence and who value a thriving, diverse and collaborative university culture. Professors in the Teaching series must also engage in service and professional and/or scholarly activities, which may include disciplinary research, chemistry education research, and/or activities related to curriculum/program development. The UCR Department of Chemistry does not offer a PhD in Chemistry Education, however opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in educational research or scholarship of teaching and learning projects are available.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing the applicant's teaching philosophy and commitment to excellence in teaching, a statement addressing potential contributions to academic diversity, a statement summarizing the applicant's potential for scholarly activity and/or curricular innovations, and letters from three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through AP Recruit at: For additional information, please contact Dr. Matthew Casselman, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California. 92521. E-mail contact: Review of applications will begin November 28, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the Faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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