Instructor - Chemistry

Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionTheDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of ColoradoColorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a full-time instructorposition starting in August 2019. Master’s in chemistry or related fieldrequired, Ph.D. preferred. Candidateswith instructional experience in General Chemistry laboratories will be givenpreference. Duties may include teachingboth general chemistry I & II labs and/or lecture with other coursespossible (Introductory Chemistry laboratories)—full-load is ≈24 contact hoursper 9-month academic year. Job competencies include: 1) strong writtencommunication skills, 2) well-developed interpersonal and organizationalskills, 3) the ability to work independently and as part of a team, 4)demonstration of initiative and sound judgment, and 5) the ability to setpriorities and meet deadlines.

 Startingsalary is ~ $44K and includes benefits. Information about the UCCS Departmentof Chemistry & Biochemistry can be found at  

 Applications received by Monday,April 29th, 2019 will be given full consideration, however, theposting will remain open until the position has been filled

 Materials Required for CompleteApplication:

  • Cover letter (limited to 1 page)
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (limited to 1page)
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts
  • Letter of expected graduation date or degreeconferral from graduate program director if Master’s degree (or higher) has notyet been awarded
 Any questions about the positionor application process should be addressed to the hiring committee chairs, JanelOwens ([email protected], 719-255-3207) and Carlos Diaz ([email protected]; 719-255-3852).

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefitspackage. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process.You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, forup to five references as part of the search process for this position.

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the stateand is consistently ranked as oneof the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Reportand has earned recognition as one of the “Great Collegesto Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 ColoradoSprings, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers manyrecreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safeand productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achievingthis goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicantsbeing considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminalhistory record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehiclehistory check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitmentto fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, theUniversity of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities,including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formatsof this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting theOffice of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements:-  Master’sdegree (or higher) in chemistry or related field

 Preferred Skills:-  Experience in curriculum development andinstruction in general chemistry

-  Experience in teaching laboratory (generalchemistry, introductory chemistry)

-  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, andPowerPoint or equivalent

-  Experience with online course managementtools (Canvas, etc.)

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 5, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing