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Chemistry: Lecturer and General Chemistry Coordinator

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer title series
  • Job ID: #16210
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Chemistry: Lecturer and General Chemistry Coordinator

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time renewable instructional academic staff position at the rank of Lecturer for the academic year beginning August 24, 2020, to teach General Chemistry and coordinate the delivery of our General Chemistry curriculum. This is a reoccurring appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, including full benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned MS or PhD degree in chemistry, chemical education or closely related field from an accredited institution by 8/1/2020 is required. A minimum of one year of college chemistry teaching experience is required. More extensive college chemistry teaching experience, administrative experience in support of instruction, experience in developing effective curricula for college chemistry, and post-doctoral work in chemistry or chemical education are assets. 

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach General Chemistry and serve as a Coordinator for the General Chemistry Curriculum. The candidate's primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Department's General Chemistry courses, with both lecture and laboratory assignments. The candidate’s assignments will be 80% teaching and 20% performing duties in the General Chemistry Coordinator role. The candidate is expected to provide a rigorous and engaging learning environment for our students informed by current innovations in chemical education. As the General Chemistry Coordinator, the candidate will perform three main roles: 1) Coordinate the implementation and delivery of the General Chemistry laboratories, 2) Serve as the principle liaison to the stockroom to facilitate implementation and delivery of supplies and chemicals for the on-going General Chemistry Laboratories, and 3) Guide the on-going development, maintenance and assessment of the General Chemistry curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to serve and engage in services to the Department, College, University and/or community in the long run. The candidate is also expected to be committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction and embrace the university’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. 

THE UNIT: The Department of Chemistry at UW-Eau Claire has 16 full-time faculty members and is ACS-approved. The department has a mission to provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in the chemical sciences through a combination of coursework and collaborative research opportunities, and therefore it emphasizes first-rate classroom teaching at all levels, along with undergraduate research activities with students that can result in presentations at national meetings and peer-reviewed publications. The Department offers a full year sequence of General Chemistry that enrolled well over 1,200 students. For more information, see the Department’s website:  https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/chemistry/.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a comprehensive university with 1,400 faculty and academic staff, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 11,500 students. UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. The fourth-largest university in the state, UW-Eau Claire has strong academic programs and a focus on experiential learning. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The campus, often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, is set on the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire. A regional center for western Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a vibrant, friendly, safe, and affordable community of 66,000 with outstanding schools, excellent health-care systems, and employment opportunities. The Eau Claire area is also a center for culture, featuring a diversity of restaurants, a newly constructed theater, the Pablo Center, a thriving arts community, and a wide variety of music. Eau Claire is home to both symphony and chamber orchestras, and hosts several music festivals each year, including the Eaux Claires, Blue Ox, Country Jam, and Eau Claire Jazz festivals that attract both local talent and national acts. The area features beautiful parks, trails, outdoor sports and recreation opportunities in the city and surrounding areas. Metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul is just a 90-minute drive away, and the local regional airport provides jet service twice daily to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ 

You must create an account and login before you can apply, unless you are currently employed in the UW-System, in which case, you can use your UW login. To register, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Chemistry: Lecturer and General Chemistry Coordinator position (Job ID # 16210) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.   

Please be sure you include the following in a single file in PDF format

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages)
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (You should include copies of your unofficial transcripts in PDF format along with the rest of your application. Official copies of your transcripts will be required before a position offer is made.) 

Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date. Only applications submitted electronically and preferably compiled as a single PDF document will be accepted. Receipt of complete application packages will be acknowledged by e-mail. 

If you have application questions, please email the chair of the search committee at ChemFacSearch@uwec.edu.

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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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