9-Mo Non-Tenure Track FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary 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. Vacancy Open to:
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 ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.
All CandidatesDescription 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 may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Required qualifications include a master’s or doctoral degree (or the equivalent) in chemistry or a related area, and one semester of teaching experience at the college level. Duties include teaching introductory chemistry courses, with the option of teaching upper level courses (depending on the candidate’s interests and the department’s needs); and service responsibilities, such as support for departmental curriculum / pedagogy development, student advising, and serving on department and university committees. 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 one year of experience teaching introductory chemistry courses, and experience in curriculum / pedagogy development. Special Notes to Applicants:
UNC Charlotte strives to foster an inclusive, supportive environment that enables all students, faculty and staff to thrive. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Chemistry Department, and are essential to the success of the department’s mission. We, therefore, seek candidates who will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing these values in their work, especially by addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse student population. We value a healthy work-life balance and are committed to building a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage women, members of underrepresented groups, and dual-career couples to apply. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the employment section of the department’s website for more information about this position and other employment opportunities (including three tenure-line faculty positions) in the Chemistry Department. In addition, members of dual-career couples are encouraged to look at The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas (HERC of the Carolinas) for opportunities for their partners.
Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu (use position number 006455) 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 and in other settings, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments; (4) a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that addresses the candidate’s: awareness of challenges and inequities faced by minoritized students and faculty in chemistry or a related discipline, past and current activities to improve opportunities for minoritized populations, and future plans to advance DEI in teaching and/or service (not exceeding 2 pages); and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates who advance in the screening process will be asked to have recommendation letters forwarded on their behalf to the department within five business days of being contacted. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Tom Schmedake ([email protected]). Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching. As an AA/EOE employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The offer of the position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.Job Open Date:
09/22/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
10/18/2021Proposed Hire Date: