Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Chemistry Department at Whitworth University invites applicants for a lecturer position in chemistry. The successful candidate will typically teach 9 or 10 credits per semester, with possible January term teaching assignments. Primary teaching assignments are likely to be in general chemistry and/or introductory chemistry class sequences.

The Chemistry department at Whitworth University provides a stimulating environment in which students can use the latest technology in course and lab work, and also have opportunities for advanced research. The chemistry department is located in Robinson Science Hall, a 63,000 sq. ft. facility. State-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories within Robinson provide space for teaching laboratories, individual faculty-student research space, and shared instrumentation. Classrooms are equipped with computerized teaching stations and demonstration podiums. The small class sizes typical in the department encourage students to become active learners in their own education, and helps foster close relationships between students and faculty members.

The Chemistry department is thriving and growing as supported by student demand and the University’s strategic plan. In the last decade, the number of chemistry students has increased 60% and typically, 20-30 students graduate with a chemistry major each year. Recent graduates have been accepted to excellent chemistry graduate schools (for example, Notre Dame, University of Washington, UC Berkeley, and Cal Tech), medical schools (for example, University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, and Boston University), in addition to finding employment opportunities directly after graduation.

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.”

STARTING DATE: August 1, 2021


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

To see full position description, and to apply please visit: www.whitworth.edu/facultycareers.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.