Open Rank, Professional Faculty- Lecturer/ Assistant Teaching Professor

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Open Rank, Professional Faculty- Lecturer/ Assistant Teaching Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:


Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :


About the Department:

The Department of Chemistry, within the College of Sciences at NC State University, is dedicated to research and teaching in a broad range of aspects of the chemical sciences. The Department has strong undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs.

The Department provides professional education for chemists at the undergraduate and graduate levels and teaches basic chemistry courses needed by students enrolled in other department programs. Our impactful and interdisciplinary research programs are supported by significant extramural funds and seek to solve society’s grand challenges.

Our Department also serves the public by sharing information about chemistry through a variety of mechanisms and services.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a professional track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2021. Rank is commensurate with education & experience.

Candidates with experience teaching in an online format are also desired. They will devote their time to the education of undergraduates, and will report to the Department Head.

Responsibilities of Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor: This position will primarily instruct General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Outside of teaching, faculty are expected to serve on Departmental committees and serve as academic advisors to undergraduate Chemistry majors.

Course responsibility involves all of the following:

  • Presenting engaging course content that fulfills student learning outcomes
  • Developing exams, quizzes, and homework assignments
  • Grading assessments with TA support
  • Holding office hours
  • Coordinating TA activities for course with recitation sections (primarily General Chemistry)
  • Maintaining an up-to-date course platform (e.g. Moodle)
  • Creating assignments in learning management systems
  • Determining and posting course grades

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Minimum Education and Experience:

For Teaching Assistant Professor position-Minimum of a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical education or some closely allied field with a preference for research/teaching experience in organic chemistry or chemical biology.

For Lecturer position-Minimum of MS Degree in chemistry, chemical education or some closely allied field with a preference for research/teaching experience in organic chemistry or chemical biology, or equivalent professional experience.

Other Required Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Education or some closely allied field.

Experience teaching at the college or university level in Chemistry, Chemical Education or other closely allied field.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement (Upload as Other Document 1). This diversity statement should address how you may have developed or anticipate developing a welcoming and inclusive environment in your classroom and describe other diversity and inclusion initiatives.

You may also attach student/peer evaluations as an optional “other document (2)”.

Reviewing of applicant materials will begin May 18, 2021 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

If selected as a finalist, applicants will be contacted with a request to provide letters of recommendations.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

170701 - Chemistry


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/13/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time