Lecturer NTT - Chemistry
Category:: Faculty (Non-tenure - Academic Year/9 months)
Locations:: Amherst, MA
Posted:: Mar 05, '18
Ref. No.:: R144897
About University of Massachusetts Amherst:
UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
Applications are invited for a nine-month, full time, non-tenure track teaching position, beginning fall of 2018. Responsibilities involve undergraduate teaching in General (first year) and/or Organic (second year) chemistry courses. Responsibilities also include ongoing course development, lecture support, student advising, and other departmental service. These are benefited 2-year positions and renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the ability to work with diverse populations/students. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching large lecture sections using state of the art teaching technologies and pedagogies, and will have a significant interest in contributing to our department's history of developing cutting edge approaches to chemical education.
The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, and a proposal that addresses practical strategies for teaching chemistry in large modern classrooms, and three letters of reference on-line. All potential applicants should visit the Department of Chemistry's website (http://www.chem.umass.edu) for further information about the department. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at [email protected] Evaluation of applicants will begin on April 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.