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Temporary (one-year) Teaching Assistant Professor, Chemistry - University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
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Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a temporary (one-year) teaching assistant professor to begin on August 19, 2024. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate level, including general chemistry, along with supervision of associated laboratories with the help of graduate level teaching assistants.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse population of nearly 22,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

Required Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in Chemistry or closely related field by the time of appointment and teaching experience.

Completion of a doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline is required.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Evidence of ability in and strong commitment to the following areas: teaching effectively at the introductory general chemistry level; developing and implementing new lecture and laboratory curricula; management of an instructional laboratory program.

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EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a teaching- and research-oriented department offering degrees in Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Environmental Chemistry (B.S.), and Chemical Physics (Ph.D., jointly with the Physics Department), including bachelor’s degree programs certified by the American Chemical Society. As a relatively small department, we are able to provide close interactions among students and faculty. Many of our undergraduates and all of our graduate students participate in state-of-the-art chemistry research, working with a faculty mentor. Our graduates go on to employment in academia, industry, and government; many of our Bachelor’s degree graduates are admitted to high-ranked graduate chemistry programs, medical, or dental schools. In the most recent National Resource Council survey of chemistry departments, our department was ranked second nationally among departments of our size or smaller.

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