Lecturer/Senior Instrumentation Analyst

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Lecturer/Senior Instrumentation Analyst

Classification Title:

12-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty


Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)



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Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Chemistry is a community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to excellence in education, the engagement of students and faculty in collaborative research at the cutting edge of science, and the sharing of expertise and knowledge to enrich the local, regional, and global communities.

To achieve its vision, the Department of Chemistry has set several interrelated goals:

• To educate undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of chemistry and provide them with experiential and professional development opportunities that will enable them to contribute to the scientific community and society;

• To extend the frontiers of knowledge through research in chemistry and relevant interdisciplinary areas;

• To increase scientific literacy and develop well-informed citizens through strong support of the University’s General Education program;

• To participate in the University-wide academic community through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations;

• To contribute to the local, regional, national, and global communities through service activities that promote education and the dissemination of knowledge;

• To promote an inclusive environment in which diversity is valued, understood, and incorporated in the full range of departmental activities.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens for a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching (including lab, studio, or production management) may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include maintaining and managing all shared teaching and research instrumentation in the Chemistry Department (NMR, MS, GC, spectroscopic instrumentation), training and supervising users on departmental instrumentation, teaching the equivalent of one course per semester (depending on departmental needs), assisting faculty with acquisition of new instrumentation, and assisting with maintenance of laboratory equipment in research labs.

Required qualifications include a master’s or doctoral degree (or the equivalent) in chemistry or a related area, two years of experience in using and maintaining chemistry research instrumentation, and one semester of teaching experience at the college level.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related area, at least three years of experience in using and maintaining chemistry research instrumentation, at least one year of teaching experience at the college level, and at least one year of experience working with students in a laboratory setting.

Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with a diverse student body are highly preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes to Applicants:

Applications are sought for a Senior Instrument Analyst/Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This twelve-month appointment, which begins on July 1, 2021, is initially for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

Applications must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number 006435) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching that addresses the applicant’s perspective on the engagement of diverse learners in the classroom/laboratory and in other settings, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments; and (4) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationary (PDF format) sent on their behalf to Ms. Deborah Howard ([email protected]) with “Senior Instrument Analyst Lecturer Reference” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jon Merkert ([email protected]). The offer of the position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time