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Lecturer - Biochemistry #17017

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Faculty of Science and Mathematics in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a Biochemistry Lecturer for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will provide instruction in the area of introductory and general biochemistry; develop course syllabi; write, assign, and grade student assessments, and laboratory experiments; review and evaluate effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities; and work with faculty in curriculum development, planning, and implementation. Course assignments are at the undergraduate level and may involve other chemistry subdisciplines depending on program needs. 

The course load is determined by the faculty head and typically consists of 12 credit hours per semester.  The teaching load may include a combination of lecture, recitation, and lab sections. Course load and composition is determined by the faculty head. This is an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of January 2022. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service to the institution and profession as appropriate. This is a full‐time, benefits‐eligible, non‐tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidate must reside in Arizona, or be willing to relocate.

The Science and Mathematics faculty support students in three-degree programs and one graduate program in the sciences and mathematics fields. We also offer three minors and one certificate. We have faculty conducting research in chemistry, physics, biology, and applied mathematics.

ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 7,300 students in all levels of degree programs and over 300 faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.

In the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts we value our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

 Arizona State University has developed a model for the New American University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access, and impact. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU has been named #1 in the United States for innovation for six consecutive years and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field at time of appointment
  • Two years of post‐secondary teaching in biochemistry
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of a commitment to meeting the needs of diverse/underrepresented student and/or community

Desired Qualifications:

  • Four years of biochemistry teaching experience
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of chemistry/biochemistry courses at the undergraduate level, including laboratories
  • Experience teaching molecular and cellular biology courses
  • Experience training and/or supervising teaching assistants in lab/recitation instruction
  • Experience using digital course management system such as Canvas and Blackboard
  • Experience using chemistry education research to inform classroom practice and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring undergraduate students in lower division courses through research or nontraditional learning-based projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide service to the program and university, as well as to the community and profession

Application Instructions:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at  and must contain: 

  1. A letter of interest outlining how you meet the required and desired qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A list of chemistry/biochemistry courses of which you were instructor of record with a short description of each
  4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (max one single-spaced page)
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy (max one single-spaced page)
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, i.e. student evaluations, syllabi, peer or annual evaluation, etc.
  7. Unofficial graduate transcript(s)
  8. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

The application deadline is 11/22/2021 at 11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Prior to your first day of employment official transcripts are required along with a background check. For position-related questions contact the Search Committee chair, Dr. Vikas Garg, at, for technical assistance with your application, contact

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