Lecturer Position in Physical Chemistry

Applications are sought for a Lecturer Position in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This nine-month appointment, which begins on August 15, 2020, is initially for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

Duties involve teaching lecture and laboratory courses in physical chemistry and general chemistry, together with some service responsibilities. Service activities may include support for departmental curriculum/pedagogy development, student advising, and serving on department and university committees. Required qualifications include a master’s or doctoral degree (or the equivalent) in chemistry or a related area, and one semester of teaching experience at the college level. Preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related area, at least one year of experience teaching upper-level physical chemistry courses for chemistry majors, at least one year of experience teaching introductory chemistry courses, and experience in curriculum/pedagogy development. Candidates with chemistry education experience in effectively teaching students from underrepresented groups, and who have a demonstrated commitment to and experience with teaching a diverse student body are highly preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number 006143) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching that addresses the applicant’s perspective on the engagement of diverse learners in the classroom and in other settings, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments; and (4) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationery forwarded (in PDF format, if submitted electronically) on their behalf to: Faculty Search Committee; Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte; 9201 University City Blvd.; Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, or via e-mail to Ms. Deborah Howard (Deborah.Howard@uncc.edu) with “Chemistry Lecturer Position Reference” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jordan Poler (jcpoler@uncc.edu). The offer of the position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 29,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Home to 23 full-time faculty members, eight full-time staff members, 200 undergraduate majors, and over 40 graduate students, the Department offers B.A., B.S. (ACS certified), and M.S. degrees in Chemistry. Most of the students enrolled in the interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program conduct their dissertation research with Chemistry Department faculty members. The Department is dedicated to the success and professional development of major and non-major students; engaging undergraduate and graduate students in collaborative, innovative scientific research; and supporting the local, regional, national, and international communities through leadership and outreach.

As an AA/EOE employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. UNC Charlotte is a member of The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas (HERC of the Carolinas), an excellent resource for dual hires.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.