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Chemistry, Full-Time, Non-tenure Track, Lecturer

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 4, 2023

Job Details

Position Overview

Lecturers provide quality learning experiences for students. Lecturers perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning. Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, colleges, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all. Individuals from under-represented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date is August 2024.

College/Department Overview

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments and the School of Engineering. The College serves more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 27 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Mathematical Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at .

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The chemistry department at the University of Central Oklahoma, as a metropolitan institution serving a diverse student body, has a strong commitment to undergraduate education through transformative learning experiences. The department is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer in chemistry with a willingness to teach lower division courses, and upper division courses related to their background and experience as needed. We seek a collaborative colleague committed to innovative and inclusive teaching, combined with a willingness to regularly engage in professional development opportunities. Duties include teaching day/evening undergraduate classes in various formats and service to the department, college, and university. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory (general, organic, biochemistry) chemistry and general chemistry lectures and labs, and the candidate may be asked to serve as coordinator for one of these courses as part of their department service. Additional teaching in the summer may be possible as needed.

Qualifications/Experience Required

An earned Master’s degree in chemistry or closely related field awarded by a regionally accredited or international recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Previous undergraduate teaching experience in chemistry; experience with modern teaching technologies. Experience with or willingness to revise and/or develop courses and curriculum.


Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff. Reports to the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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