Instructor or Lecturer, Organic Chemistry

Orlando, Florida
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) Chemistry Department is seeking applicants for a 9-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer to support the department as Organic Chemistry Laboratory coordinator. The successful applicant will be expected to design creative organic chemistry laboratory experiments, train graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy as well as organic chemistry techniques, monitor/evaluate their progress in laboratory teaching, develop studies on improved teaching techniques in academic laboratories, and teach one or more organic chemistry lecture courses per year, based on the current workload policy.

The Chemistry Department has productive academic programs including the Chemistry Ph.D., Chemistry M.S., Forensic Science M.S., and ACS-accredited B.S. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biochemistry. The department boasts over 550 undergraduate majors and approximately 100 graduate students. The Organic Chemistry Laboratories enroll approximately 400 students every semester in up to 17 laboratory sections. The Chemistry Department values excellence in teaching and scholarly publication of pedagogical innovation.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

Position Minimum Qualifications:

For instructors: A master’s degree in Chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution by the start of employment, with teaching and course development experience.

For lecturers: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution by the start of employment, with teaching and course development experience.

Preferences: A Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred.

Additional Application Materials Required: Candidates must apply online at and attach the following materials at the time of application: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including any experience/familiarity with student-centered learning approaches. Three letters of reference should be uploaded with the application or can be sent via email (

Questions regarding this search can be directed to Dr. Tamra Legron-Rodriguez, search committee chair, at

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.