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Lecturer - Chemistry

University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Job Location:
Kenosha, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement.  One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled.  An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home.  Find out why.

Position Title: Lecturer - Chemistry

Employment Type: Full-Time Academic Staff

Reports To: The lecturer reports to Chemistry’s Department Chair, who acts on behalf of the Department’s Executive Committee, and the position reports to the Dean of CNHS.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.



  1. Minimum degree requirement:  Masters in chemistry or related field
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and in the assessment of student learning.
  3. Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment and with a diverse population.
  4. Ability to use learning management systems to foster student learning.    

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, lecturer position to begin August 2022.  The successful candidate will teach first-and second-year chemistry (general, inorganic, and organic) courses - lectures and labs based on expertise, participate in the on-going assessment and revision of these courses, and coordinate the instruction one or more first-year labs.  The academic year teaching load is 30 credit hours, or equivalent.  Service will include participation in Department and College meetings, and outreach and retention initiatives.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Job Responsibilities

90% Teaching:  First-and second-year lecture and lab courses (general, inorganic, and organic) based on professional area of expertise; on-going assessment and revision of courses taught; coordination of one or more first-year lab courses.

10% Service:  Participation in meetings, Department and College outreach and retention initiatives. 


The Chemistry Program offers an array of B.S. concentrations in Chemistry emphasizing biochemistry, pre-health, business and natural products in addition to an ACS approved concentration.  The Department is strengthened by its ties to local industry, access to a wide array of instrumentation including GC-MS and LC-MS, and close relationship with the Departments of Biological Sciences, Geosciences and Math/Physics within the College.   


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12) 

Note:  Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204.  Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.


UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement.  This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan.  The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students.  UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.  Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience.  The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses.  There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers.  The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at


Review of Applications

Applications received by Sunday, January 16th, 2021 are ensured full consideration.


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  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations

Applications received by Sunday, January 16th, 2021 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below.  Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

If you have application questions call or email: 

Laura Menarek


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