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Instructor of Chemistry

Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana
Commensurate with Experience + Benefits
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Field of specialization
Green Chemistry
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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Position Overview

The Clowes Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN invites applications for a two-year instructor beginning August 15, 2024, with the opportunity for renewal and appointment to lecturer status.  We seek a colleague who is committed to undergraduate teaching and who can work both independently and collaboratively to design inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student population. Ideal candidates will be equipped with strategies for effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students with a variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences, including those historically marginalized in the sciences.  Teaching responsibilities associated with this nine-month contract will include classroom and laboratory instruction (15 contact hours per week) that introduces both science and non-science majors to the field of chemistry.

A Ph.D. in any subdiscipline of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical education is required, but those with ABD status will be considered.  Questions can be directed to Professor Michael Samide via email (  Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.  


Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter discussing qualifications for and interest in the position.
  • A current CV
  • A statement of teaching interests which highlights strategies for engaging, inclusive, and evidence-based pedagogies in both the classroom and teaching laboratory.
  • Transcripts of graduate work or other evidence of a terminal degree(s) (unofficial is acceptable for candidate review)
  • A list of 3 professional references, including name, title, and contact information (shortlisted candidates will then be asked to provide 3 letters of recommendation)

Founded by abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university consisting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Lacy School of Business, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, and College of Communication. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report and recognized for “best undergraduate teaching” and “most innovative schools,” Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of both the state and the country (

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a small, vibrant department with 4 full-time faculty and about 45 majors, housed in the beautiful Fairbanks building. Butler University, founded in 1855 on the principle of equal access to higher education for both genders and all races, is located on a 290-acre campus in the heart of a vibrant and diverse neighborhood and city. Butler enjoys a national reputation for excellence and quality, and has been ranked among the top institutions in its Carnegie category. Butler encompasses five colleges, with an enrollment of 3800 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, and emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with more than 60 academic majors.

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