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Assistant Professor of Practice, Chemistry and Biochemistry (Career-Track)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req7113

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci

Medical Sub-Speciality: Biochemistry

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona is seeking applicants for a full-time Career-Track Assistant Professor of Practice to teach foundational and advanced Biochemistry topics to undergraduate students with science majors, many of whom are interested in the health professions and/or graduate school. Additional courses in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department curriculum may also be taught by them as the need arises. In addition to teaching, they will contribute to the department through service and outreach. This is an academic year (9-month) position at 1.0 FTE.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The workload distribution for this position will be 80%
teaching and 20% departmental service and outreach, and the candidate will be
responsible for teaching four courses per academic year.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be primarily responsible for teaching in-person and online courses
  • Participate in course development and evidence-based pedagogy
  • Use active-learning methodologies in the classroom and engage online students using interactive strategies and platforms
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in person and/or by video conferencing
  • Provide additional instructional support as needed
  • Supervise an instructional team of graduate and undergraduate learning assistants to promote student engagement, assessment, and understanding
  • Work with UArizona's learning-management system, D2L/Brightspace
  • Attend and constructively contribute to pertinent program staff and faculty meetings
  • Contribute to governance through service and/or outreach at the department and college level
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize and
    successfully manage deadlines
  • Effectively
    communicate with individuals at all organizational levels
  • Effectively
    support students, including those in distress
  • Demonstrate
    understanding and skill in teaching approaches that promote success for students
    from diverse backgrounds
  • Data
    management skills to track student progress and evaluations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
    in Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline
  • Scientific
    knowledge in all areas of chemistry and biology that are foundational to
    the teaching of undergraduate biochemistry majors
  • Three years of university/college teaching
    experience is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching undergraduates at the upper division level

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $65,000 - $70,000 DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Roger Miesfeld, Ph.D

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applications should include the following to be considered complete:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (to be uploaded as an Additional Document)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations by both students and peers) (to be uploaded as an Additional Document)
  • Example(s) of Research; we are looking for a description of your Ph.D./Postdoc Research (to be uploaded as an Additional Document)

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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