Teaching Assistant Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry

Job description

The University of Denver is a medium-sized (12,000 student) private University located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (http://du.edu/chemistry) offers undergraduate degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and environmental chemistry and graduate degrees with specialization in analytical, biophysical, environmental, and organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an opening for a Teaching Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses and accompanying lab sections per quarter with a total of six courses per year. Typical sizes of lecture courses are 80 to 90 students. Teaching opportunities include classes for general chemistry and organic chemistry, depending on departmental needs. Responsibilities for laboratory sections will include supervision of undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. The position is non-tenure-track and is renewable based on performance evaluations. The start date is January 1, 2020.

Essential Functions

Teach undergraduate courses and accompanying lab sections, supervise undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants, serve the Department by advising students, participate in curricula design and assurance of learning, and assume other duties as requested by the Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach innovative high-quality general chemistry and organic chemistry courses, including labs, for science majors.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Chemistry, minimum of two semesters or equivalent of college/University teaching including supervision of laboratory sections and design of laboratory experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach innovative high-quality chemistry and organic chemistry courses, including labs, for science majors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of college/University teaching including supervision of laboratory sections and design of laboratory experiments.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

 

 

 

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Job No: 492575
Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 9/17/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable