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Assistant Professor Educator, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job OverviewThe Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati invites applicants for an Educator- track (non-tenure track) position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a non-tenure track nine-month appointment with an initial contract for three years; reappointments based upon performance reviews.

The Department of Chemistry seeks individuals to join our team to engage students and maximize learning in our classrooms, with a focus on student success and retention in our introductory level undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to use research-based and active learning approaches and evaluate new models of instruction, as well as address the needs of a diverse student population, including differences in ethnicity, race, first-generation college status, accessibility, and academic preparation, through course materials and teaching strategies.

Essential Functions
    Teach undergraduate introductory level chemistry courses in-person with an emphasis on the use of research-based active learning approaches. These courses may include, but are not limited to, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II or General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB) offerings.Work collaboratively with instructors teaching parallel sections of a course. Hold regular office hours. Mentor and train undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. Participate in service activities, such as membership in university and department committees, such as, but not limited to, our Teaching Advisory Committee or our Student Awards Committee.
Minimum Requirements Prior to effective date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field.

Application ProcessIn addition to the online application, candidates should include a cover letter defining interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, and using the additional documents feature, a statement of teaching plans (2-3 pages), and a statement that includes the following: your definition of team, what makes a team function successfully and summarizing your leadership style and how you leverage the experiences and skills of your team to foster innovation, impact, and a positive working/learning environment.

The proposed start date for this position is August 15, 2024 or as negotiated. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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