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Lecturer / General Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Employer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Lecturer / General Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a dynamic and engaging full-time General Chemistry Lab Coordinator beginning on July 1, 2024. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position.

The ideal candidate will have experience with traditional laboratory instructional methods and should also be open to and/or have experience with new laboratory instruction modalities. The primary responsibilities for this position are described in detail below and include coordinating our General Chemistry Labs during the 2 Summer Sessions (mid-May through July).

Responsibilities include (1) designing and updating our current General Chemistry Laboratory curriculum including periodic editing and updating of our General Chemistry Lab Manual, (2) training and supervising the TA’s for the General Chemistry teaching laboratories, (3) organizing and coordinating the laboratory scheduling and experiments with input from relevant faculty and staff, (4) maintaining and controlling all inventory for the General Chemistry laboratories, such as glassware and chemicals, (5) teaching at least one General Chemistry Lab Section per semester, (6) monitoring laboratory instruction via frequent visits to on-going labs and holding weekly TA meetings to discuss details of the experiments and their hazards, and (7) coordinate with upper-level lab coordinators to build a seamless instructional lab program that will span from freshman to senior level labs. Service to the department in roles of mentoring and committee involvement are also expected as part of position.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s in Chemistry or closely related area with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline required.

Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree will be considered if the expected Doctorate completion date is on or before July 1, 2024.

Teaching experience in introductory-level instructional labs.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Experience with traditional laboratory instructional methods and/or experience with new laboratory instruction modalities.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Chemistry & Biochemistry at UNC Wilmington offers exciting, student-oriented programs that award Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS, ACS Certified), Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry (expected Fall 2024), Master of Science (MS) degrees and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. A significant portion of the training takes place in our laboratories, both those associated with courses, and those involving research in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Marine and Atmospheric Science, Organic and Inorganic Synthesis, Computational and Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation (http://www.uncw.edu/chem/) including 300-600 MHz NMR spectrometers, several MS instruments managed by a full-time PhD scientist, absorption and fluorescence spectrophotometers, protein purification instrumentation, CD spectrometer, and calorimeters (DSC and ITC). In addition to rigorous courses in all aspects of chemistry, most of our undergraduate students and all of our local graduate students carry out research under the direct supervision of our outstanding faculty.

College/School Information
The College of Science and Engineering offers a variety of programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, as well as Doctor of Philosophy degrees in applied coastal and ocean sciences; pharmaceutical chemistry; integrative, comparative, and marine biology; and psychology degrees. The college also offers combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs in information technology/computer science and information systems, computer science/computer science and information systems, and B.S. in mathematics/M.S. in mathematics. To implement its academic programs, the college provides instruction and research opportunities in the natural and behavioral sciences, information technology, data science, computer science, mathematics, pre-engineering, and engineering. The eight academic departments in the college provide courses of study in each of these areas, in addition to interdepartmental programs in information technology, cybersecurity, and digital arts. A 2+2 in engineering; and 3+2 programs in computer science and electrical or computer engineering; and physics and electrical engineering, are also offered in the college. Post-baccalaureate certificate programs in environmental studies, applied statistics, and geographic information science are also available.

CSE students work with distinguished faculty and scientists, use cutting edge technology, and conduct impactful research. Faculty-directed research projects empower CSE students to apply what they learn inside the classroom and laboratory to real-world situations and prepares them for a variety of careers or advanced study.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/31536

Special Notes to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 04/23/2024. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy – Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  4. List with contact information for three professional references. References will be requested during the screening process.
  5. If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other

Note that all requested components must be submitted in order to meet the application requirements.

For questions regarding the search, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Messina at messinam@uncw.edu. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Libbie Schaffer at schaffere@uncw.edu.)

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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