Lecturer-Chemistry & Biochemistry

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 26, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Science & Mathematics dedicates itself to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, as well as research. It promotes a student-centered approach to learning in a research-rich environment, both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is committed to providing students with outstanding degree programs in basic and applied sciences as well as mathematics, and to increasing the number of students choosing STEM fields of study. Our programs prepare students to function in a multi-cultural and economically interdependent world and to succeed in any industry they choose. The Chemistry and Biochemistry department adheres to the mission of the College, and offers high quality programs including a BS in Chemistry (ACS accredited), a BS in Biochemistry (ASBMB accredited), a BA in Chemistry, an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and several accelerated BS/MS in programs combining our degree paths.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking to hire a qualified individual as a full time Lecturer. This 10-month academic position will require the successful candidate to teach courses for a total of 24 credit hours per academic year. The teaching assignments will primarily include sophomore level Organic chemistry. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to serve on department, college, and/or university-level committees; alumni outreach; serve as an advisor to students and student organizations; coordinate courses and labs in the program; and assist with curriculum development.


  • A master's degree or higher in Chemistry, or closely related discipline, is required (PhD preferred)
  • Background experience / specialization in the sub-field of Organic chemistry is preferred
  • Prior teaching and student advising experience are required
  • Experience with student and alumni outreach is highly desired
  • Experience with outreach to underrepresented groups in STEM is also highly desired
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills are required

Salary: AFT, Range 18, Step commensurate with experience.


  • Teach courses as determined by programmatic needs and based on individual expertise
  • Serve on department, college, and/or university-level committees
  • Lead/participate in various student-centric programs such as the Learning Assistant program, Peer Mentoring and co-op/internship programs
  • Coordinate courses and labs in the sophomore Organic chemistry sequence, including adjunct training
  • Coordinate alumni outreach
  • Advise for student organizations
  • Assist with curricular development
  • Perform other duties at the discretion of the department

Starting Date: September 1, 2018

General Information:

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Greg Caputo, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at caputo@rowan.edu.

Application Deadline: 08/01/17

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.