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Instructional Track Faculty, Department of Chemistry

Employer
University of Iowa
Location
Iowa City, Iowa
Salary
commensurate + benefits
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning August 2024. This is an instructional-track faculty position; the track does not include the possibility of tenure, but otherwise parallels the tenure track with various ranks (Lecturer, Associate Professor of Instruction, Professor of Instruction). The position is renewable in one-year increments for the first three years, and renewable thereafter in three- or five-year increments (depending on rank). As faculty members, Lecturers participate in departmental governance with voting rights.  

 

Applications are sought from candidates who have: 1) a commitment to engaged student learning in undergraduate chemistry education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices; 2) experience teaching introductory chemistry lecture and/or laboratory courses; 3) a willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform and sustain aspects of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum; and 4) excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, chemistry education, or a closely related field by the start date to be qualified for the position.

 

The Lecturer will largely contribute to instruction in introductory chemistry courses such as General Chemistry I and II and Principles of Chemistry I and II.  Lecturers may also contribute to other courses as needed or desired. Often the Lecturer will work in a team setting with several instructors contributing to a single course. In addition to teaching and overseeing the laboratory portion of the course, when applicable, instructional track-faculty also supervise teaching assistants assigned to the laboratory or the discussion sections of these classes (depending on the assignment), develop new curricula and experiential learning opportunities, and engage in other professional activities and service. The department has strong history of collaboration with campus partners such as the Center for Teaching, the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and the Office of Academic Success and Retention to support the incorporation of research-supported instructional practices such as learning assistants and the development of tools such as the Elements of Success dashboard.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Please submit applications online at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty (refer to requisition number 74962). Applications must include a CV, a letter of interest, a teaching statement, and a list of references. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s educational philosophy and experience and address the applicant’s commitment to and experience with undergraduate chemistry education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices. Applicants will be asked to provide the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries and questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Amy Strathman (amy-strathman@uiowa.edu).

 

Successful candidates will be required to disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation, including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment, along with a related release. Successful candidates will also be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

 

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

 

 

Education Requirement:


  • PhD or equivalent in chemistry, chemistry education, or closely related field awarded by the position start date in August 2024.




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Required Qualifications:


  • Experience teaching introductory chemistry lecture and/or laboratory courses at the undergraduate level.

  • Familiarity with engaged student learning and inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices and a commitment to using them.

  • Willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform and sustain aspects of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.




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Desirable Qualifications:


  • Experience facilitating engaged student learning and using inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices.

  • Experience preparing and supervising teaching assistants assigned to a course.




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ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 

  Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Teaching Statement   Number of References:  3  

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Contact: Amy E Strathman - amy-strathman@uiowa.edu
Clas-Chemistry
Chemistry Building
251 North Capitol Street
W333 CB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://chem.uiowa.edu/

 

  

 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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