Full Time Temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.

Job Description:


The Chemistry Department at Framingham State University is seeking two full-time temporary faculty members beginning Fall 2021 to teach courses such as:

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 107), Lectures and Labs, and/or Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 108), Lectures and Labs
  • Introductory Chemistry, CHEM 103, lecture and lab
  • Introductory Organic and Biochemistry, CHEM 201, lecture and lab
  • Other courses as assigned such as Principles of Biochemistry laboratory, CHEM 300L, Biochemistry I laboratory, CHEM 301L, Introduction to Food Science and Technology lecture and/or laboratory, FDSC 161.

Full-time temporary faculty members may also:

  • Develop syllabi, lab activities and instructional materials appropriate for non-chemistry majors
  • Design syllabi and teaching materials for lecture courses that aim to promote an inclusive learning environment and assess student learning.
  • Assess student performance
  • Provide assistance and mentorship to students
  • Work collaboratively with the other faculty who teach the same courses to ensure consistency across all sections



  • A PhD in chemistry or a closely related discipline, with expertise in one of the following fields: biochemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry. A Master's Degree in chemistry or a related field and successful college teaching experience may be considered to teach certain courses.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the development of an anti-racist pedagogy.
  • Experience with or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.


  • For general chemistry courses, a strong desire to work with first year students and to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment, teaching experience, and a willingness to mentor students working on undergraduate research projects.
  • For biochemistry and food science courses, a background in biochemistry and food science, and experience developing laboratory activities appropriate for non-chemistry majors.

Additional Information:

These are full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible positions in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/).

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
  • CV/Resume,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
  • Names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.

*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.

Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Review of applications is ongoing. For priority review, applicants should submit by June 1, 2021.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.


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