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Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Loyola University Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 23, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
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Job Title Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Position Title Chemistry - Lecturer, Laboratory Instructor (Non-Tenure Track) Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code COLLEGE OF A&S - LSC (02100A) Department Name CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a non-tenure track, chemistry lecturer (laboratory instructor), beginning fall 2021. Initial appointments are renewable, contingent on performance and review. The Department offers PhD, MS, and ACS -approved BS and BA degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please visit its website at

Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from teachers committed to interdisciplinarity and with experience mentoring diverse populations.

The position involves overseeing laboratory sections of general chemistry in both semesters of the academic year. Candidates also will be required to supervise graduate student teaching assistants. The position will also involve developing changes in the laboratory curriculum. The ability to teach other courses in our curriculum may be considered a plus. Qualifications
The candidate will have a Doctoral Degree in chemical sciences or related areas. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) student mentorship.The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Doctoral Degree in chemical sciences or related areas. Open Date 07/23/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement and a letter of interest to . They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship. In addition, they should include a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:

Miguel A. Ballicora, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin July 30th 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at

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Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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