Lecturer in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system's designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time lecturer position that will begin in the fall semester of 2018. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. (preferred) in chemistry or related discipline prior to August 15, 2018 with content knowledge in organic chemistry and demonstrated teaching skills. Teaching duties will include 12 contact hours per semester in Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses with options to teach across the departmental curriculum, such as General Chemistry lecture and lab, Foundations of Biochemistry and upper-level courses in their expertise area. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to Departmental and University service and have opportunities to mentor students in undergraduate research. The appointment is for one-year with the potential for yearly renewal. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members also teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses. UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member's work. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus and especially in STEM disciplines are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested in teaching science to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that includes interest in or potential for interdisciplinary teaching outside of the department, statement of research philosophy and plan (optional), diversity statement, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe: (a) the applicant's experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c) the applicant's understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. Each applicant should also request three letters of reference to be sent separately that address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Sally Wasileski ([email protected] ), Chair, Department of Chemistry. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, or employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.A Ph.D. in Chemistry or an appropriate discipline with teaching expertise in organic chemistry earned prior to August 15, 2018 is preferred for this position. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that they have the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.