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Instructor of Chemistry for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA, United States

Job Details


This position is a full-time, non-tenure track position in Chemistry in the Department of Natural and Computational Sciences. The instructor will teach undergraduate-level courses related to Chemistry as needed by the Department, especially those in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. The instructor will also assist with departmental activities and initiatives.


  • Teach undergraduate level Chemistry and related courses in a variety of instructional modalities.
  • Provide quality instruction to undergraduate courses as assigned by the department chair every semester and maintain office hours (a minimum of 10 hours per week) and attendance records.
  • Create, prepare, and supervise undergraduate laboratories and lab activities.
  • Facilitate effective student learning using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Use D2L and other related learning platforms to deliver relevant course materials and information to students.
  • Develop course objectives, assignments, and means of evaluating student performance for the course.
  • Provide prompt feedback on student assignments.
  • Meet students and respond to student questions.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (or a closely related field) or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours earned in Chemistry.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communicative skills and teamwork

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience teaching Chemistry lectures and laboratories at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to create learning environments in which students can learn and thrive

Application Process:

This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024, and is open until filled. The finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation consistent with the policy of the University System of Georgia. Additional information about FVSU is available at .

The application packet must include the following:

  • A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • At least 3 references with full contact information including emails. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.
  • Additional information may be requested upon receipt of the application.

Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.

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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at


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