UW Tacoma, General and Organic Chemistry Lecturer
University of Washington Tacoma
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Lecturer (3-year renewable appointment)
General and Organic Chemistry
The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) Program at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) invites applications for an innovative, highly motivated full-time Lecturer in the area of General and Organic Chemistry. This position is a 3-year renewable appointment, and begins on September 16, 2012. The position requires a Masters degree or higher in chemistry, chemical education, environmental engineering, toxicology or a related field and experience teaching laboratory-based general and organic chemistry courses at the university/college level. The successful candidate will be committed to innovative undergraduate teaching, will develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses in introductory, general and organic chemistry, and may contribute to other courses of study as appropriate. We are prepared to offer highly competitive salary and benefits.
The successful candidate will become an integral member of a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty and staff committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Our students work in small classes with instructors active in a broad range of natural science and mathematics disciplines. Through lecture, lab and field classes, students get hands-on experience with chemistry, biology, the geosciences, physics and math. Students learn how to draw connections between these fields in order to solve complex, interdisciplinary environmental problems facing the local community and society at large. The Environmental Science and Studies degree programs are embedded within the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program. This structure allows our students to synthesize diverse approaches to environmental issues within the context of the social sciences and humanities as well. Courses are taught in state-of-the-art labs and facilities. Tacoma is an ideal location for learning environmental science in a dynamic urban environment that is close to a range of marine, freshwater and terrestrial field sites.
We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. One of three University of Washington campuses, UWT (https://www.tacoma.uw.edu) is an urban-serving university located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region.
To apply, please submit: (1) letter delineating your interests, qualifications and your teaching experience, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses you have taught, (3) statement of your teaching philosophy, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness [course evaluations and/or a video teaching demonstration], and (5) three letters of reference. Submit all application materials through http://academicjobsonline.org. Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Jim Gawel at email@example.com.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.