Lecturer – General Chemistry AY Job
Arizona State University
School of Molecular Sciences
The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State
University (ASU) invites applications for two
Lecturer positions with an anticipated start date of August
2022. This is a full-time, nine-month, benefits-eligible,
non-tenure eligible position, renewable on an academic year basis
(Aug 16 – May 15), contingent upon satisfactory performance,
availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The
successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching at
the undergraduate level in general chemistry, but may also be asked
to contribute to teaching in the organic chemistry or biochemistry
programs, depending upon prior experience. Courses may include
those in both in-person and online format. In addition to teaching,
responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and
junior faculty, undertaking unit, college, and university-level
service, and developing course materials and future program plans
in conjunction with other faculty and staff.
The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is
an organization of more than 70 faculty members, 100 staff, and
1900 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront
of science and technology innovation and education. It influences
and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental
science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate,
security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other
endeavors of advanced technology.
The School of Molecular Sciences has a strong relationship with
the School of Earth and Space Exploration. For more information
about SESE, please visit https://sese.asu.edu/. For more
information on The Center for Materials of the Universe, please
ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within
the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest
universities in the U.S. The School is located on the Tempe campus.
ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the
world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative
university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute
(https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and
the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/
), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty.
Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School
of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among
faculty, staff, and students.
Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with
outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support.
Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the
university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix
region provides a rich context for applied research and community
engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to
learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State
University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/.
Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has
to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.
- Master’s degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field by
time of appointment
- Two years of post-secondary teaching experience
- Lecturing experience at the college level in an general
chemistry or other chemistry or biochemistry courses
- Familiarity with laboratory safety policies
- Organizational and communication skills (as evidenced by the
completed application materials)
- Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by included peer
and/or student reviews)
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a closely related field by time of
- Experience in creating curriculum and teaching general
- Record of using active learning and non-traditional models of
- Demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the
particular needs of online students
- Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented
student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
- Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
- Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and
- Participation in the higher education community and
professional development activities (for example, authoring
educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences,
attending workshops, etc.)
To apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/99914
Materials that you will be required to submit
- Cover letter describing interest in this position, and
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
- Examples of reviews of teaching in the form of student
evaluations and/or evaluations by peers (3
Statement addressing how your contributions to diversity and
inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive
Three reference names and email contacts
Initial deadline for review of complete
applications is January 20th 2022. If not filled,
applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until
the search is closed.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and
continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive
environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can
strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
A background check is required for employment.
ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at
and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on
campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at
You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU
Police Department at 480-965-3456.