Senior Lecturer (Continuing)

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Senior Lecturer (Continuing)




College of Science

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Salary Information:

commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. UNT is a diverse community of teachers, scholars and students who share a commitment to fulfilling human potential through quality education. The selected candidate will have opportunities to interact with many established programs on campus that focus on aspects of chemistry and science education, including the Teach North Texas (TNT) teacher training program and the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (a residential magnet high school for high achievers). Our department has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary research that is strongly integrated with the education of undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students, and is currently revitalizing its historically very active Chemistry Education Ph.D. program. The UNT Chemistry Department is dedicated to creating a climate that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Position Summary:

The UNT Chemistry Department seeks a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Senior Lecturer to contribute to our General Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry curricula. The primary need is in our high-enrollment General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses, which have over 1700 students (for General Chemistry) or over 700 students (for Organic Chemistry) enrolled in a typical long semester. These serve as important gateway courses for students in STEM majors and have a major impact on students’ ability to successfully attain their educational goals. The changing needs of students and the altered educational landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly increased the importance of innovative and non-traditional approaches to teaching, including active-learning courses and online course delivery. The new faculty member will play an important role in developing these and other strategies for improving student learning outcomes and student success as our student population becomes ever more diverse and adapts to a changing world. The new Senior Lecturer will be a full member of the faculty and will have opportunities to participate in departmental committees and other service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field, and must have served at least three consecutive years (six long semesters) at the rank of Lecturer (or equivalent) in a full-time college-level instructional position, or have equivalent prior teaching experience.

Physical Requirements:

Talk or Hear

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should attach the following to their applications.
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• As Other Document, please upload a Diversity Statement describing how you will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in the UNT Chemistry Department
• List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
In addition, the applicant should arrange for the three reference letters to be emailed confidentially to [email protected]

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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 1/10/2021
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