Lecturer - Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Lecturer - Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job no: 494137
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Science and Mathematics

Lecturer - Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


The College of Science & Mathematics dedicates itself to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, as well as research. It promotes a student-centered approach to learning in a research-rich environment, both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is committed to providing students with outstanding degree programs in basic and applied sciences as well as mathematics, and to increasing the number of students choosing STEM fields of study. Our programs prepare students to function in a multi-cultural and economically interdependent world and to succeed in any industry they choose. The Chemistry and Biochemistry department adheres to the mission of the College, and offers high quality programs including a BS in Chemistry (ACS accredited), a BS in Biochemistry (ASBMB accredited), a BA in Chemistry, an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and several accelerated BS/MS in programs combining our degree paths.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking to hire a qualified individual as a full time Lecturer. This 10-month academic position will require the successful candidate to teach courses for a total of 24 credit hours per academic year. Teaching may include courses over the summer for additional compensation. The teaching assignments will focus around biochemistry and other relevant courses in the field. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to serve on department, college, and/or university-level committees. Additional service opportunities in areas such as alumni outreach, advising students and student organizations, course and lab coordination, and curriculum development is required.


  • A master's degree or higher in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or closely related discipline is required, PhD preferred
  • Background experience / specialization in the discipline of biochemistry
  • Prior teaching experience is highly desired
  • Experience with outreach to underrepresented groups in STEM is also highly desired
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills are required


    Teach courses as determined by programmatic needs and based on individual expertiseServe on department, college, and/or university-level committeesLead/participate in various student-centric programs such as the Learning Assistant program, Peer Mentoring and co-op/internship programsCoordinate courses and labs in the biochemistry sequence, including adjunct trainingAssist with curricular developmentPerform other duties at the discretion of the department

Starting Date: September 1, 2020

General Information:

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Rowan University’s College of Science and Mathematics is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and especially encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education.

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at jobs.rowan.edu

The applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three professional references. All complete applications received by 01/30/20 will receive full consideration. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Subash Jonnalagadda, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 01/30/20

Advertised: Oct 18 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jan 20 2020 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time




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